SAN ANTONIO — The odds of inpatient mortality were nearly four times higher among geriatric adults than adults aged younger than 75 years who were admitted to a hospital primarily for inflammatory bowel disease, according to data presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.
The data further showed that the disparity in mortality was more than double the mortality difference of geriatric vs. nongeriatric patients with non-IBD hospital admissions. The findings underscore the importance of developing “more standardized guidelines and quality metrics tailored to the unique needs of the elderly population,” Jeffrey Schwartz, MD, physician in the division of internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and colleagues reported.
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