High yield research opportunities in geriatric emergency medicine: prehospital care, delirium, adverse drug events, and falls.

@article{Carpenter2011HighYR,
  title={High yield research opportunities in geriatric emergency medicine: prehospital care, delirium, adverse drug events, and falls.},
  author={Christopher R Carpenter and Manish N. Shah and Fredric M. Hustey and Kennon Heard and Lowell W. Gerson and Douglas K Miller},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 7},
  pages={
          775-83
        }
}
Emergency services constitute crucial and frequently used safety nets for older persons, an emergency visit by a senior very often indicates high vulnerability for functional decline and death, and interventions via the emergency system have significant opportunities to change the clinical course of older patients who require its services. However, the evidence base for widespread employment of emergency system-based interventions is lacking. In this article, we review the evidence and offer… CONTINUE READING
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