Emergency department transfers and hospital admissions from residential aged care facilities: a controlled pre-post design study

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BACKGROUND Older people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) are a vulnerable, frail and complex population. They are more likely than people who reside in the community to become acutely unwell, present to the Emergency Department (ED) and require admission to hospital. For many, hospitalisation carries with it risks. Importantly, evidence… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12877-016-0279-1

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@inproceedings{Hullick2016EmergencyDT, title={Emergency department transfers and hospital admissions from residential aged care facilities: a controlled pre-post design study}, author={Carolyn Hullick and Jane Frances Conway and Isabel Higgins and Jacqueline Hewitt and Sophie Dilworth and Elizabeth G. Holliday and John R Attia}, booktitle={BMC geriatrics}, year={2016} }