Risk factors for in-hospital mortality and prolonged length of stay in older patients with solid tumor malignancies.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of geriatric oncology, Volume 4, Issue 4, p.310-8 (2013)


Hospitalized adult patients with cancer and with major comorbidities have higher mortality rates and longer duration of hospitalization. There is limited understanding of risk factors that contribute to prolonged hospitalization and mortality in older patients with solid tumors.