Health care utilization before and after an outpatient ED visit in older people.

@article{Horney2012HealthCU,
  title={Health care utilization before and after an outpatient ED visit in older people.},
  author={Carolyn Horney and Kenneth E. Schmader and L. Lyeil Sanders and Mitchell Tod Heflin and Luna Ragsdale and Eleanor S Mcconnell and Michael Brian Hocker and S. N. Hastings},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={
          135-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND Older adults in the United States receive a significant amount of care in the emergency department (ED), yet the associations between ED and other types of health care utilization have not been adequately studied in this population. OBJECTIVES The goals of this study were to examine the relationships between health care use before and after an ED visit among older adults. METHODS This retrospective cohort study examined health care use among 308 patients 65 years or older… CONTINUE READING

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