National trends in emergency department use, care patterns, and quality of care of older adults in the United States.

@article{Pines2013NationalTI,
  title={National trends in emergency department use, care patterns, and quality of care of older adults in the United States.},
  author={Jesse M Pines and Peter M Mullins and James K. Cooper and Lisa Bo Feng and Katalin E Roth},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={12-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe trends in use of emergency departments (EDs) of older adults, reasons for visits, resource use, and quality of care. DESIGN Analysis of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. SETTING U.S. emergency departments from 2001 to 2009. PARTICIPANTS Individuals aged 65 and older visiting U.S. EDs. MEASUREMENTS Emergency departments (ED) visits by patients aged 65 and older were identified, and demographic, clinical, and resource use characteristics and… CONTINUE READING