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  1. Geriatric patient emergency visits. I: Comparison of visits by geriatric and younger patients.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives

    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.

    Design

    Retrospective, controlled chart review.

    Setting

    Six geographically distinct US hospital EDs.

    Participants

    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.

    Methods

    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

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 92-0457034

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.