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Table 3 Summary of admission and discharge diagnoses

From: The diagnosis “failure to thrive” and its impact on the care of hospitalized older adults: a matched case-control study

 FTT, n (%)Controls, n (%)
Chronicity
 Acute53 (88%)57 (95%)
 Chronic5 (9%)2 (3%)
 Mixed2 (3%)1 (2%)
Admit diagnosis
 FTTa60 (100%)
 Infection22 (36%)
 Cardiac11 (18%)
 GI6 (20%)
 Drug-related2 (3%)
 Fall5 (8%)
 Renal4 (6%)
 Neurologic10 (16%)
Discharge diagnosis
 FTTa4 (6%)1 (2%)
 Infection21 (35%)23 (38%)
 Cardiac14 (23%)11 (18%)
 GI5 (8%)5 (8%)
 Drug-related1 (2%)2 (3%)
 Fall7 (12%)5 (8%)
 Renal1 (2%)3 (5%)
 Neurologic7 (12%)10 (16%)
  1. aAnd related terms: acopia, failure to cope or FTC