Increasing rates of emergency department visits for elderly patients in the United States, 1993 to 2003.

@article{Roberts2008IncreasingRO,
  title={Increasing rates of emergency department visits for elderly patients in the United States, 1993 to 2003.},
  author={David C.K. Roberts and Mary Pat Mckay and Alison Shaffer},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={769-74}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported increasing emergency department (ED) visit rates per 100 people. The greatest increase in visit rate was among individuals 65 years and older. Given that older ED visitors have longer lengths of stay in the ED, are more likely to be admitted, and compose a growing proportion of the American population, this finding could have a significant negative effect on ED crowding. The first step toward addressing this issue… CONTINUE READING