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Risk Factors for Mortality in Elderly Patient with Acute Respiratory Failure

Purpose:

To evaluate the risk of in-hospital mortality for an elderly patient presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with acute respiratory failure.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

J96.0

Description:

Ray et al identified risk factors associated with in-hospital mortality in elderly patients presenting to the Emergency Department with acute respiratory failure. This can help identify patients who may benefit from closer monitoring and more aggressive management. The authors are from Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris.

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