Old age, co-morbid illness and injury severity affect immediate outcome in trauma patients: a population study

Peter Van Heerden, Dvora Kirshenbom & Miklosh Bala
Objectives: Trauma in the elderly is frequent and is associated with significant mortality, not only due to age, but also to complicating factors: the severity of injury and pre-existing co-morbidity. Our primary objective was to determine whether age, Injury Severity Score (ISS) and pre-existing co-morbidities[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]
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