Qualité de la prise en charge aux urgences des patients âgés chuteurs [Quality of care provided to elderly fallers in the emergency room]

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serval:BIB_2682C62C559B
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Qualité de la prise en charge aux urgences des patients âgés chuteurs [Quality of care provided to elderly fallers in the emergency room]
Journal
Geriatrie et psychologie neuropsychiatrie du vieillissement
Author(s)
Cabillic S., Dang V.M., Ricard C., Picot F., Ageron F.X., Couturier P.
ISSN
2115-8789 (Print)
ISSN-L
2115-7863
Publication state
Published
Issued date
12/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
11
Number
4
Pages
351-360
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
recurrent falls are a major public health problem associated with high morbidity and mortality as well as increased dependence. Multifactorial intervention has been shown to reduce recurrence by 20% (Profet study). The French Health Authority (Haute autorité de santé or HAS) recommends since 2009 a systematic screening for and assessment of risk factors as well as the implementation of preventive measures.
to examine whether the management of falls in older patients discharged home from the emergency department is consistent with the HAS guidelines.
descriptive retrospective analysis of 1238 medical records of patients over 75 years, who consulted for falls from April to October 2010 in the emergency department of in 13 centers in the North-Alps region. The study is part of a program to improve the quality of care led by the French Network of North-Alps Emergency Departments (Réseau nord alpin des urgences, RENAU).
Screening of risk factors for falls was documented in varying rates: electrocardiogram 29%, cognitive impairment 25%, functional assessment 16%, walking difficulties 11%, postural hypotension 5%. A comprehensive geriatric assessment was undertaken for 3.8% of the patients.
risk factors for falls are insufficiently documented in elderly patients discharged home from the emergency room after a fall-related visit. Completeness rates are similar to those found in previous studies. A standardized protocol for older fallers, specifically adapted to the work routine in the emergency department could be useful. The RENAU has proposed an algorithm to streamline the orientation of older fallers and promote the use of geriatric network.
Keywords
Accidental Falls/prevention & control, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cross-Sectional Studies, Decision Trees, Disability Evaluation, Emergency Service, Hospital/standards, Female, France, Guideline Adherence, Hospitals, University, Humans, Male, Patient Discharge, Quality Improvement, Quality of Health Care/standards, Retrospective Studies, Risk Assessment, Secondary Prevention, Wounds and Injuries/diagnosis, Wounds and Injuries/epidemiology, Wounds and Injuries/therapy, accidental falls, aged, emergency medicine, practice guideline
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