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