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Geriatrics 2017, 2(4), 32;

Prognostic Factors for the Survival of Elderly Patients Who Were Hospitalized in the Medical Ward of Our Hospital in Japan

Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation Oomiko Hospital, Oomiko19, Oohara-cho, Tokushima-City, Tokushima 770-8012, Japan
Received: 28 September 2017 / Revised: 25 October 2017 / Accepted: 31 October 2017 / Published: 2 November 2017
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It has been a long time since there were many elderly people in Japan. The medical care and costs for the elderly are enormous, and research to lower the mortality rate of the elderly is needed. We retrospectively investigated the prognostic factors for the survival of elderly patients who were hospitalized in the medical ward of our hospital. In total, 277 patients who were hospitalized between 1 January 2014 and 31 May 2017, were included in the retrospective study. Univariate and multivariate analyses of items (vital signs, laboratory data, and so on) were performed, and significant differences between the survival group and death group were subjected to receiver operating characteristic curve analysis. Serum urea nitrogen levels and serum albumin levels provided a relatively high area under the curve (AUC). However, there was no item for which AUC exceeded 0.70, and setting the cutoff value in this study was difficult. For treating the elderly, it is important to carefully evaluate each patient’s prognostic factors, including the demented state, renal function, and nutritional state; personalized treatment of each patient is also important. View Full-Text
Keywords: AUC; elderly; prognostic factor AUC; elderly; prognostic factor

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