Pneumonia and lower respiratory infections in nursing home residents: Predictors of hospitalization and mortality

S.B. Chan Carusone, S.D. Walter, K. Brazil, M.B. Loeb

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To compare predictors of hospitalization and death in nursing home residents with pneumonia and other lower respiratory infections (LRIs). DESIGN: A nested cohort study. SETTING: Nine nursing homes in southern Ontario. PARTICIPANTS: Three hundred fifty-three nursing home residents with LRIs (enrolled in the control arm of a clinical trial). MEASUREMENTS: Comorbidities, vaccination status, age, health-related quality of life, functional status, and vital statistics were evaluated as potential predictors of hospitalization and mortality at 30 days. RESULTS: Moderate to high disease severity score on a practical severity scale was a strong independent predictor of hospitalization (odds ratio (OR)=7.12, P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-419
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2007

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