This article examined issues in the care of the injured elderly patient.
Past studies have documented variable potential for functional recovery in survivors of serious trauma in the elderly population, and trauma care for this subgroup uses health care resources at an exaggerated rate.
Excessive health care costs arise from increased postinjury morbidity and mortality in the elderly population; factors that predict mortality include injury severity, advanced age, and complications.
Recent work has focused on the frequency of preventable complications, particularly critical care management errors, in trauma patients of all ages.
It appears that the impact of preventable complications on mortality may be greatest in the geriatric trauma victim.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Vieillard, Homme, Accident circulation, Conduite véhicule, Economie santé, Diagnostic, Traitement, Coût
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Elderly, Human, Traffic accident, Vehicle driving, Health economy, Diagnosis, Treatment, Costs
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0464623
Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 199406.