Trauma in the elderly : an analysis of outcomes based on age.
Southern California Chapter, American college of surgeons. Annual meeting. Newport Beach CA USA, 1994/01/21.
This study evaluated the comparative outcomes of elderly trauma patients admitted to a tertiary Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) over a 5-year period (4/1/87-3/31/92).
A total of 289 trauma patients 65 or older (mean age 76.3±0.4 years) were compared with 1,877 trauma patients under age 65 (mean age 31.4±0.3).
The Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS) severity of illness on admission for elderly trauma patients was 12.2±0.3, significantly higher than the SAPS of the younger patient group, 7.9±0.1 (P<0.0005).
Elderly survivors had higher SAPS on admission than their younger cohorts, 11.0±0.3 versus 7.3±0.1 (P<0.0005), but there was no significant difference in SAPS for non-survivors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Polytraumatisme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Multiple injury, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Mortality, Elderly, Human
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Cote : 95-0081490
Code Inist : 002B16K. Création : 09/06/1995.