Demand for emergency department services in the elderly: an 11 year analysis of the Greater Sydney Area.

@article{Leonard2014DemandFE,
  title={Demand for emergency department services in the elderly: an 11 year analysis of the Greater Sydney Area.},
  author={Claire Leonard and Kendall J. Bein and Mark Latt and David Muscatello and A S Veillard and Marc Dinh},
  journal={Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={356-60}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe trends in population-based rates of ED presentations in the Greater Sydney Area (GSA) and compare these between the elderly and non-elderly age groups. METHODS This was a retrospective study using ED presentation data from all public hospitals in the GSA and population data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics between 2001 and 2011. Age-specific ED presentation rates stratified by age group (<65 years, 65-79 years and ≥80 years of age) were presented and compared… CONTINUE READING