Shock index predicted mortality in geriatric patients with influenza in the emergency department.

Affiliation

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan; Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The shock index is a rapid and simple tool used to predict mortality in patients with acute illnesses including sepsis, multiple trauma, and postpartum hemorrhage. However, its ability to predict mortality in geriatric patients with influenza in the emergency department (ED) remains unclear. This study was conducted to clarify this issue.

Keywords

Death,Emergency department,Geriatric,Influenza,Mortality,Prediction,Shock index,