Geriatric conditions in acutely hospitalized older patients: prevalence and one-year survival

Authors Marcel Levi, Ameen Abu-Hanna, Sophia de Rooij, Margot Lagaay, Marieke Schuurmans, Rob de Haan, Bianca Buurman, Harald Verhaar, Jita Hoogerduijn
Published in PLoS One
Publication date 14 November 2011
Type Article


The objective was to study the prevalence of eighteen geriatric conditions in older patients at admission, their reporting rate in discharge summaries and the impact of these conditions on mortality and functional decline one year after admission. A prospective multicenter cohort study conducted between 2006 and 2008 in two tertiary university teaching hospitals and one regional teaching hospital in the Netherlands. Patients of 65 years and older, acutely admitted and hospitalized for at least 48 hours, were invited to participate. Eighteen geriatric conditions were assessed at hospital admission, and outcomes (mortality, functional decline) were assessed one year after admission.

Language English
Published in PLoS One
Year and volume 6 11