Time trends in incidence and outcomes of hospitalizations for aspiration pneumonia among elderly people in Spain (2003−2013)

Published: 5 January 2017
Author(s): Domingo Palacios-Ceña, Valentín Hernández-Barrera, Ana López-de-Andrés, César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, María Palacios-Ceña, Javier de Miguel-Díez, Pilar Carrasco-Garrido, Rodrigo Jiménez-García
Issue: January 2017
Section: Original Article

Aspiration pneumonia (AP) is an infectious process causing high rates of mortality. The purpose of this study was: 1, to describe the incidence from 2003 to 2013 of AP hospitalizations; 2, to assess time trends in hospital outcomes variables, and; 3, to identify the factors independently associated with in-hospital mortality (IHM).