The geriatric patient: use of acute geriatrics units in the emergency care of elderly patients in France.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_1E4140A2F4CD
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The geriatric patient: use of acute geriatrics units in the emergency care of elderly patients in France.
Périodique
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Auteur(s)
Somme D., Lazarovici C., Dramé M., Blanc P., Lang P.O., Gauvain J.B., Voisin T., Gonthier R., De Wazières B., Jeandel C., Couturier P., Blanchard F., Saint-Jean O.
ISSN
1872-6976 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0167-4943
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2011
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
52
Numéro
1
Pages
40-45
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
We studied the factors influencing the choice of admission to Geriatrics units, instead of other acute hospital units after an emergency visit. We report the results from a cohort of 1283 randomly selected patients aged >75 years hospitalized in emergency and representative of the French University hospital system. All patients underwent geriatric assessment. Baseline characteristics of patients admitted to Geriatrics and other units were compared. A center effect influencing the use of Geriatrics units during emergencies was also investigated. Admission to a Geriatrics unit during the acute care episode occurred in 499 cases (40.3%). By multivariate analysis, 4 factors were related to admission to a Geriatrics unit: cognitive disorder: odds ratio (OR)=1.79 (1.38-2.32) (95% confidence interval=95% CI); "failure to thrive" syndrome OR=1.54 (1.01-2.35), depression: OR=1.42 (1.12-1.83) or loss of Activities of Daily Living (ADL): OR=1.35 (1.04-1.75). The emergency volume of the hospital was inversely related to the use of Geriatrics units, with high variation that could be explained by other unstudied factors. In the French University Emergency Healthcare system, the "geriatrics patient" is defined by the existence of cognitive disorder, psychological symptoms or installed loss of autonomy. Nevertheless, considerable nation-wide variation was observed underlining the need to clarify and reinforce this discipline in the emergency healthcare system.
Mots-clé
Activities of Daily Living, Age Factors, Aged, 80 and over, Cognition Disorders/therapy, Confidence Intervals, Depressive Disorder/therapy, Emergency Medical Services/statistics & numerical data, Emergency Service, Hospital/statistics & numerical data, Female, France, Geriatric Assessment/statistics & numerical data, Geriatrics/statistics & numerical data, Hospital Departments/statistics & numerical data, Humans, Length of Stay/statistics & numerical data, Male, Multivariate Analysis, Odds Ratio, Sex Factors
Pubmed
Web of science
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