Emergency Department Use Among Older Adults With Dementia.

  title={Emergency Department Use Among Older Adults With Dementia.},
  author={Michael A Lamantia and Timothy E. Stump and Frank C. Messina and Douglas K Miller and Christopher M. Callahan},
  journal={Alzheimer disease and associated disorders},
  volume={30 1},
Although persons with dementia are frequently hospitalized, relatively little is known about the health profile, patterns of health care use, and mortality rates for patients with dementia who access care in the emergency department (ED). We linked data from our hospital system with Medicare and Medicaid claims, Minimum Data Set, and Outcome and Assessment Information Set data to evaluate 175,652 ED visits made by 10,354 individuals with dementia and 15,020 individuals without dementia over 11… CONTINUE READING