Seniors aux urgences, une question d'hospitalité? [Hospitality for elderly patients in the emergency department]

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_F3C79EE5A880
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Seniors aux urgences, une question d'hospitalité? [Hospitality for elderly patients in the emergency department]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Boulet M.C., Dami F., Hugli O., Renard D., Foucault E., Carron P.N.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/12/2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
11
Number
498
Pages
2338-2341
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Demographic evolution results in a growing use of emergency department by elderly patients. They require special care to avoid any further degradation of cognitive and functional abilities already compromised by the disease or injury that led them to hospital in the first place. Through a clinical case, we list the risks related to the care of these particular patients in the emergency department. Early recognition of those risks and careful management of these patients' specific needs can significantly contribute to reduce lengths of stay, an important outcome from both the individual patient's and society's perspective.

Keywords
Age Factors, Aged, Delivery of Health Care/organization & administration, Emergency Service, Hospital/organization & administration, Health Services Needs and Demand, Humans, Length of Stay, Male, Risk
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