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2020 Dec 24

Arch Gerontol Geriatr


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


Lim J P, Low K Y H, Lin N J J, Lim C Z Q, Ong S W X, Tan WYT, Tay W C, Tan H N, Young B E, Lye D C B, Lim W S
Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2020 Dec 24; 94:104331.
PMID: 33476755.


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.