Care of the elderly in emergency departments : conclusions and recommendations.
Little attention is being paid to the special needs of elderly persons in emergency departments.
Emergency health care professionals feel less comfortable caring for elderly than for nonelderly patients.
The social and personal concerns of the elderly frequently are not addressed in ED encounters.
There is a paucity of research and education in geriatric emergency medicine.
Overall principles of care for elderly patients seeking emergency care have not been defined as they have for other special populations such as children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Urgence, Hôpital, Médecin, Personnel sanitaire, Utilisation, Vieillard, Homme, Planification, Système santé, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Emergency, Hospital, Physician, Health staff, Use, Elderly, Human, Planning, Health system, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.