We investigate the added value of hospital treatment for the elderly over the 70s. Facility
We describe the health and health conditions of older patients hospitalised in the UMCG. The dataset contains demographic characteristics, medical measures regarding acute and chronic diseases, functional and cognitive status, and other geriatric conditions.

The patient is also interviewed about his health efficacy, health literacy, aims and expectations of hospitalisation and more patient-relevant outcomes like functional decline.

Besides subjective, more qualitative data, also diagnostic and treatment procedures are recorded. Short- and long-term outcomes on health and functional status at 3 and 12 months after hospitalisation will be collected. Prognostic models will be constructed, predicting the long-term outcomes and cost-effectiveness of treatment.