Use of emergency departments by elderly patients : projections from a multicenter data base.
To assess the use of emergency medical care by the elderly in the United States, including emergency department visits, level of ED care required, ambulance services, and hospital admission rate.
Setting and participants
A multicenter computerized data base of 70 hospitals in 25 states.
A retrospective review of elderly patients seeking ED care and comparison of elderly and nonelderly patients.
The data were then used to estimate the use of emergency medical services nationally.
Measurements and main results
Fifteen percent of the 1,193,743 ED visits were made by patients 65 years or older.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Urgence, Consultation hospitalière, Transport sanitaire, Unité soin intensif, Utilisation, Besoin, Planification, Vieillard, Homme, Hôpital, Système santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Emergency, Hospital consultation, Medical transport, Intensive care unit, Use, Need, Planning, Elderly, Human, Hospital, Health system, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0457037
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.