PREDICTION OF MORTALITY IN PATIENTS IN ACUTE MEDICAL WARDS USING BASIC LABORATORY AND ANTHROPOMETRIC DATA
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AbstractThe value of anthropometric and biochemical indices in predicting short-term mortality among patients in general medical wards was assessed in 294 patients admitted consecutively to a district hospital over a one month period. Using a stepwise logistic regression model and supported by the linear discriminant analysis method, mortality within 3 months could be predicted with sensitivity of 83% and specificity of 84% using the following variables: sex, functional ability, urea, total protein, alkaline phosphatase and albumin-adjusted calcium. Addition of anthropometric values and biochemical nutritional indices did little to improve the accuracy of the prediction, contrary to previous findings among surgical patients and elderly residents of long-term care institutions.
All Author(s) ListWOO J, MAK YT, LAU J, SWAMINATHAN R
Journal namePostgraduate Medical Journal
Year1992
Month12
Day1
Volume Number68
Issue Number806
PublisherBRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP
Pages954 - 960
ISSN0032-5473
eISSN1469-0756
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesGeneral & Internal Medicine; Medicine, General & Internal; MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL

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