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Anaemia in hospitalised geriatric patients: an underestimated problem

Lau, B; Srikusalanukul, Wichat; Fisher, Alexander


Aims: To determine the prevalence, severity, types and determinants of anaemia in hospitalised geriatric patients, and its impact on outcomes. Methods: Clinical and laboratory data on 587 consecutive patients admitted to our hospital under geriatric medicine in 2014 have been analysed. WHO criteria of anaemia were used: haemoglobin (Hb) < 120 g/L for women, Hb < 130 g/L for men. Results: The prevalence of anaemia was 49.1% and severe (Hb < 100 g/L) in 12.3%. Iron (transferrin saturation...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Conference paper
Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing


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