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Pitfalls in the emergency department triage of frail elderly patients without specific complaints

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Published in Swiss Medical Weekly. 2005, vol. 135, no. 9-10, p. 145-50
Abstract Elderly patients represent an increasing proportion of emergency department (ED) admissions. When no specific complaint is identified, the reason for referral is commonly called "home care impossible". The aim of this study was to describe a population of elderly patients who present to the ED of a 1200-bed university hospital without specific complaint, and to assess how they were evaluated in the ED.
Keywords Activities of Daily LivingAgedAged, 80 and overEmergency Service, HospitalFemaleFrail ElderlyGeriatric AssessmentHealth Services Needs and DemandHospitals, UniversityHumansMaleOutcome Assessment (Health Care)Patient AdmissionPatient DischargeSwitzerlandTriage
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PMID: 15832233
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RUTSCHMANN, Olivier Thierry et al. Pitfalls in the emergency department triage of frail elderly patients without specific complaints. In: Swiss Medical Weekly, 2005, vol. 135, n° 9-10, p. 145-50. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:39971

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