Predictors for development of critical illness amongst older adults with COVID-19: Beyond age to age-associated factors

Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics

Fecha de publicación: 24 dediciembrede 2020


Autores: Jun PeiLim, Kristabella Yu HanLow, Nicole Jia Jing Lin, Celestine Zi Qian Lim, Sean Wei Xiang Ong, Wilnard Y.T.Tan,Woo ChiaoTay, Huei NuoTan, Barnaby Edward Young, David Chien Boon Lye, Wee Shiong Lim


Introduction: Older adults with COVID-19 have disproportionately higher rates of severe disease and mortality. It is unclear whether this is attributable to age or attendant age-associated risk factors. This retrospective cohort study aims to characterize hospitalized older adults and examine if comorbidities, frailty and acuity of clinical presentation exert an age-independent effect on COVID-19 severity.

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