Online ISSN: 3007-0244,
Print ISSN:  2410-4280
CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND COST ANALYSIS OF GERIATRIC TRAUMATIC PATIENTS
Objective: It was aimed to evaluate the clinical features and costs of geriatric trauma patients. Methods: A database of trauma patients over 65 admitted between January and December 2016 was constructed. Univariate analysis was performed. Measures of central tendency and dispersion for continuous variables were calculated. p<0.05 value is accepted for statistically significantly. Results: A total of 202 patients were analyzed, the mean age was 75.5±8.1 years. The 51.5% were women, and overall mortality was 0.5%. main mechanism of injury was falls. The median cost of the patients was USD 1251.98 Conclusions: In our hospital we found that geriatric trauma is a common disease, the main cause is falls are common in this population.
Mevlut Engin1, Cemil Kavalci2, Kaan Celik1, Beliz Oztok Tekten1 1 Abant Izzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine, Emergency Departmeny, Bolu, Turkey; 2 University of Health Science Turkey, Antalya Trainingand Research Hospital, Turkey.
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Engin M., Kavalci C., Celik K., Tekten B.-O. Clinical characteristics and cost analysis of geriatric traumatic patients // Nauka i Zdravookhranenie [Science & Healthcare]. 2023, (Vol.25) 1, pp. 74-78. doi 10.34689/SH.2023.25.1.009

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