To compare group perceptions of reasons for emergency department care, ED use patterns, and the effect of illness on self-care ability for elderly and younger adult patients.
Six geographically distinct US hospital EDs.
From each site, a stratified sample (approximately 7:3) of elderly (65 years and older) and nonelderly (21 to 64 years old) control ED patients treated during the same time period was contacted.
Three hundred ninety-nine elderly patients and 172 adult controls were interviewed using a structured survey instrument.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Urgence, Vieillard, Homme, Utilisation, Hôpital, Consultation hospitalière, Age, Motivation, Perception sociale, Système santé, Planification, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Emergency, Elderly, Human, Use, Hospital, Hospital consultation, Age, Motivation, Social perception, Health system, Planning, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0457035
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.