To describe emergency department use by the elderly, to define problems associated with emergency care of the elderly, and to compare these results with those for younger adult patients.
Retrospective, controlled chart review.
Six geographically distinct US hospital EDs.
From each site, a stratified sample (approximately 7:3) of elderly (65 years or older) and nonelderly 121 to 64 years old) control patients treated during the same time period was used.
Standardized review of ED records and billing charges.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Urgence, Vieillard, Homme, Age, Hôpital, Consultation hospitalière, Planification, Système santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Emergency, Elderly, Human, Age, Hospital, Hospital consultation, Planning, Health system, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0457034
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.