Articles with tag: «old age.»

    Management in healthcare
  • 2019 № 6 Main trends in mortality from injuries among elderly persons

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    Abstract. Despite the fact that the main economic and demographic negative contribution to the death rate from injuries is caused by cases among the able-bodied population, a huge social role is played by mortality among the elderly and senile age. For all the major causes of death from injuries, with the exception of death in road accidents and due to injuries with sharp objects, where the maximum rates are recorded for men of working age, the leading age groups are65 years or more, and peak values occur at the age of 80 years or more.The problem of high mortality among seniors is interdepartmental in nature; to solve this problem, it is necessary to involve not only health authorities, but, above all, social services. For persons of old age, an organization of an accessible environment is necessary, not only at public and private facilities, but also at the place of residence.

    Authors: Shishkin E. V. [5] Shchepin V. O. [5]

    Tags: elderly age1 injuries3 mortality21 old age.3

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  • 2023 № 5 Problems of providing endocrinological care to the elderly in the Russian Federation.

    The main goal of the modern organization of medical care to the population with diseases of the endocrine system is to improve the quality, efficiency and accessibility of medical care to persons suffering from diseases of the endocrine system. For many years now, the problem of the dynamics of the prevalence of diseases of the endocrine system reflects frightening figures. At the same time, the group of the most common diseases is still diabetes mellitus (DM), obesity and thyroid diseases. Diseases of the endocrine system significantly reduce the quality of life of the elderly. The health status of elderly people is most often characterized by the comorbidity of chronic diseases, which
    in turn leads to a deterioration in the prognosis regarding life and health, and also makes necessary forced polyprogmasia. Identification of the problems of providing endocrinological care to the elderly will improve the quality and effectiveness of medical care at all stages of its provision.
    The purpose of the study: to analyze the organization of medical care in the development of endocrine diseases in the elderly population of the Russian Federation.
    Materials and methods. A content analysis of regulatory and legal documents on the provision of medical care to elderly patients in the field of Endocrinology in the Russian Federation, an analysis of Rosstat data on the main health indicators of the elderly population of the Russian Federation over the past 10 years was carried out.

    Authors: Dzhopua I. D. [1]

    Tags: diabetes mellitus6 dyslipidemia1 endocrine diseases1 endocrinological care1 old age.3

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  • 2020 № 4 The Structure of hospitalized morbidity of elderly and senile patients

    Population aging in the Russian Federation requires is a new challenge for medical and social care, including inpa- tient care, for the elderly. The purpose of this study was to study the structure of morbidity requiring hospitalization of elderly and senile people in the Krasnoyarsk territory. We analyzed data of all 36206 patients aged 60 years and older who were hospitalized to the Krasnoyarsk regional hospital for war veterans in 2014–2019. Age, gender, duration of in-hospital care, main and concomitant diseases were the main studied variables. The proportion of men among the elderly increased while the proportion of women decreased over the study period. It was found that the causes of hospitalization varied considerably between age groups. Thus, among the hospitalized elderly, diseases of the circulatory system and diseases of the genitourinary system were most often identified as the main disease in patients. Diseases of the circulatory system were diagnosed as the main disease more often also in elderly patients and in patients belonging to centenarians. Our results reflect gradual increase in life expectancy of the population. An increase in the proportion of people with advanced age in the population structure warrants structural changes in institutions that specialize in providing medical and social assistance to these categories of the population.

    Authors: E.  V.  Ryazapova [1] A.  N.  Narkevich [1] K.  A.  Vinogradov [1] A.  M.  Grjibovski [1]

    Tags: centenarians1 comorbidity1 icd-101 old age.3 senile age1

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