Short Tilte:Special feature: importance of comorbid illnesses in predicting mortality for geriatric rehabilitation
Journal:Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):98, 13, 4, 69-76
Study assessing the importance of comorbid medical illnesses in predicting mortality for a geriatric rehabilitation sample independently of other demographic and clinical characteristics. Participants were 667 inpatients followed between 1 and 3 years at an urban rehabilitation hospital. It was found that more severe comorbid medical illnesses, worse physical function, older age, and male sex independently predicted shorter time to death.