Disability, and not diabetes, is a strong predictor of mortality in oldest old patients hospitalized with pneumonia

Published: 1 May 2018
Author(s): S. Corrao, C. Argano, G. Natoli, A. Nobili, G.R. Corazza, P.M. Mannucci, F. Perticone, REPOSI Investigators
Issue: May 2018

Pneumonia causes more deaths than any other infectious disease, especially in older patients with multiple chronic diseases. Recent studies identified a low functional status as prognostic factor for mortality in elderly patients with pneumonia while contrasting data are available about the role of diabetes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in-hospital, 3-month and 1-year mortality in elderly subjects affected by pneumonia enrolled in the RePoSi register.