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  1. Perceptions of emergency care by the elderly : results of multicenter focus group interviews.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    To determine the elderly's perception of emergency care and to identify specific problems and solutions.


    Focus group interviews.

    Setting and type of participants

    Community senior citizen centers in Boston, Los Angeles; Pittsburgh; Youngstown, Ohio; and Norwalk, Connecticut.

    Senior citizens who had had emergency care in the past year participated.

    Measurement and results

    Participants were satisfied with their overall medical care.

    Long waits were a hardship for patients and their families.

    The elderly are not familiar with the process of emergency care.

    They were frightened by their injury or illness.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Urgence, Consultation hospitalière, Vieillard, Homme, Perception sociale, Connaissance, Soin, Qualité, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système santé, Hôpital

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Emergency, Hospital consultation, Elderly, Human, Social perception, Knowledge, Care, Quality, United States, North America, America, Health system, Hospital

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 92-0457036

    Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.