2010
DOI: 10.1590/s0103-507x2010000200007 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Fatores de risco para óbito em pacientes idosos gravemente enfermos INTRODUCTIONThe elderly population is increasing all over the world. It is estimated that the population older than 80 years-old will increase 40% between 1995 and 2015.(1) The US census estimates that by 2050, approximately 20.1% (88.5 million) of the US population will be older than 65, and 4.3% (19.04 million) will be older than 85 years of age.(2) The consequence is an increase in chronic diseases and corresponding expectations of eventual… Show more

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