Using paramedics to identify at-risk elederly.
To evaluate paramedics' ability to identify elderly at risk and refer them for assessment and service.
A prospective nonrandomized open trial.
Akron, Ohio, a midsize city with a well-developed advanced life support emergency medical services system.
Type of participants
One hundred thirty firefighter paramedics evaluated 6,000 elderly patients.
Assessments were performed by trained geriatric assessors.
Regardless of the reason for the call, paramedics screened all emergency medical services users age 60 and older for medical, mental health, social, and environmental problems.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Urgence, Personnel sanitaire, Analyse risque, Orientation, Rôle professionnel, Paramédical
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, Emergency, Health staff, Risk analysis, Orientation, Occupational role
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0566279
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.