TITLE

A hemoglobin level 140 g/L was associated with a lower mortality risk than levels ≤ 120 g/L in older women with disabilities: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
O'Flaherty, Martin
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2005, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p81
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information related to the association of mild anemia with health risks. A debated clinical question is whether mild anemia is associated with any health risks, and if so, at what Hb level should diagnostic or therapeutic decisions be made. Mild anemia (Hb 115 g/L) was associated with increased mortality in women with disabilities, a finding that is consistent with other studies of elderly populations. Deriving definitions about normal values (and related thresholds for interventions) based on such data is an improvement over the traditional statistical method that uses data from "normal" persons.
ACCESSION #
17116557

 

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