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Personnes âgées aux urgences: défis actuels et futurs [Older patients at the emergency department: current and future challenges].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Emergency departments are and will be at the front line to face the forthcoming increased use of the health care system by the aging baby boomers cohort. Emergency department services will need to adjust on a quantitative as well as on a qualitative basis to manage the impact of these demographic changes. Various models of care have been developed to improve the care of older geriatric patients in the Emergency department that resulted in favorable results on functional, health, as well as health services utilization outcomes. Key components of these successful models have been identified that require a high level of integration between geriatric and emergency teams.
Aged, Decision Trees, Emergency Service, Hospital, Health Services Needs and Demand, Humans, Population Dynamics, Switzerland
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