Detection of older people at increased risk of adverse health outcomes after an emergency visit: the ISAR screening tool.

@article{McCusker1999DetectionOO,
  title={Detection of older people at increased risk of adverse health outcomes after an emergency visit: the ISAR screening tool.},
  author={Jane McCusker and François Bellavance and Sylvie Cardin and Sonia Tr{\'e}panier and Jos{\'e}e Verdon and O Ardman},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={1229-37}
}
OBJECTIVES To develop a self-report screening tool to identify older people in the emergency department (ED) of a hospital at increased risk of adverse health outcomes, including: death, admission to a nursing home or long-term hospitalization, or a clinically significant decrease in functional status. DESIGN Prospective (6-month) follow-up study of a cohort of ED patients aged 65 and older. SETTING The EDs of four acute-care hospitals in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. PARTICIPANTS Community… CONTINUE READING
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