The hospital costs and clinical results of 304 patients who were more than 80 years old and who underwent general surgical procedures were evaluated.
The over-all mortality rate was 14 per cent; 19.9 per cent occurred in patients admitted under emergency conditions as compared with 8.9 per cent that occurred in patients undergoing elective procedures.
We concluded that health resources should be directed at treating problems, such as cholelithiasis, hernia or carcinoma, early before complications develop.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Analyse coût, Hospitalisation, Age 80-89, Age 90-99, Morbidité, Complication, Adulte, Vieillard, Etude comparative, Chirurgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Cost analysis, Hospitalization, Age 80-89, Age 90-99, Morbidity, Complication, Adult, Elderly, Comparative study, Surgery
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