If a patient is hospitalized for asthma, the overall in-hospital mortality rate is 0.97%. The actual mortality depends on many factors. The most important predictor for in-hospital mortality is age. Older patients tend to have severe symptoms and often needs mechanical ventilator, and have a much higher mortality than younger ones. Other factors such as gender, race, income, primary payer for the treatment, whether a patient is admitted on a weekday or weekend, and the season of the admission all play roles in in-hospital mortality.
By answering the following 7 questions, we can predict the in-hospital mortality of an asthma patient.