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Title: Changing use of the emergency department by the elderly in the United Arab Emirates, 1989 and 1999
Authors: Margolis, S.A.
Reed, R.L.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: English
Abstract: Changes in use by the elderly of the emergency department of a major hospital in Al-Ain in the years 1989 and 1999 were examined. All patients aged 65 years or older who attended the emergency room were included in this cross-sectional survey. Patient numbers rose from 321 in 1989 to 1347 in 1999 with no significant change in the female to male ratio of 0.78 or the mean age of the elderly attendees 72.9 +/- 7.4 years. Attendance rose 5.4 fold while non-urgent attendance rose 14.7 fold, demonstrating rising use but falling illness severity over time
Description: 409-415
Keywords: Age Distribution
Aged
Analysis of Variance
Delivery of Health Care
Emergency Treatment
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Transition
Length of Stay
Morbidity
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Severity of Illness Index
Subject: Emergency Service, Hospital
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119180
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0802_3/emhj_2002_8_2_3_409_415.pdf
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