A prognostic model for 6-month mortality in elderly survivors of critical illness Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Critical Illness
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Models, Statistical
  • Patient Discharge

abstract

  • Clinical variables available at hospital discharge can help predict 6-month mortality for elderly ICU survivors. Variables that capture elements of frailty, disability, the burden of comorbidity, and patient preferences regarding resuscitation during the hospitalization contribute most to this model's predictive power. The model could aid providers in counseling elderly ICU survivors at high risk of death and their families.

publication date

  • April 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3616685

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.12-1668

PubMed ID

  • 23632902

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 910

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 143

number

  • 4