The demand of hospitals for the elderly

It is very common that as we get older we occupy more health services, not only a Tijuana dentist, but cardiologists, Gastroenterologists, Endocrinologists, etc. all with a high demand according to a report, the additions given by Internal Medicine services have grown 21% reducing the average length of the average stay by 15% while the gross mortality rate has remained at 10%.

46% of the discharges correspond to people over 80 years old, and 53% of the patients admitted in this age group are women. Despite the progressive aging of the population served, the average length of the average stay has been reduced by 15% (currently standing at 8.1 days) and the crude mortality rate has remained stable at around 10%. Respiratory diseases have suffered a remarkable increase.

There is a slight predominance of males in the Internal Medicine Units, with an average age of 73 years, which amounts to 77 years for women
The study shows that there is a slight predominance of males with an average age of 73 years, while the average age of women admitted is markedly higher. There is also a clear preponderance of the men, while the proportion of women is higher for admission due to heart failure, which is the principal diagnosis at the most frequent discharge, weighing almost 10% of the total.

The average of internists per unit is 15, with a percentage of 7.7 internists per 100,000 inhabitants. The average number of discharges per internist and year is 240; while, on average, each nurse (in the morning shift and working day) attends to 10 patients.

This study has revealed evident differences between Autonomous Communities in relation to frequency (income per thousand inhabitants per year), crude death rates and other indicators (avoidable hospitalization, complication rate, etc.). The differences found concerning mortality rates adjusted for risk, both for the global and for the Mortality Rate due to specific causes, are almost 100% those that have higher mortality rates and lower rates.