Causes of hospital admissions and deaths among Brazilian elders between 2005 and 2015

Caroline Rossetto, Juana Vieira Soares, Mayara Lindner Brandão, Ninon Girardon da Rosa, Idiane Rosset
2019 Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem  
OBJECTIVE To analyze the ranking and percentage variation of the main causes of hospital admissions and death of Brazilian elders between 2005 and 2015, according to gender and age groups. METHOD Retrospective and temporal analysis study. The six main causes of hospitalization and death of elders were collected in DATASUS according to sex and age groups (60 ~ 79, ≥80) in 2017. RESULTS Heart Failure (2005) and pneumonia (2015) were the two main causes of hospital admissions in both sexes and age
more » ... both sexes and age groups, except for the younger group. Acute Myocardial Infarction was the main cause of death in 2005 and 2015. The second cause in the overall ranking was the Stroke in 2005 and Pneumonia in 2015. CONCLUSION Circulatory and respiratory diseases were the main causes of hospital admissions and death among the elderly, highlighting the impotant increase in pneumonia as a cause of morbimortality.
doi:10.1590/1983-1447.2019.20190201 pmid:31644715 fatcat:jaw25mjryffabpe3xrwv2wo7ji