Older patients referred by community nurses to emergency departments--a descriptive cross-sectional follow-up study in a Swedish context.

@article{Kihlgren2014OlderPR,
  title={Older patients referred by community nurses to emergency departments--a descriptive cross-sectional follow-up study in a Swedish context.},
  author={Annica Kihlgren and Anders Wimo and A G Mamhidir},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of caring sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={97-103}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to examine on what extent nursing home (NH) older patients aged 75 or older, referred to hospitals by registered nurses (RNs) in the community, utilise the emergency department (ED) over a 1-year period and for what reason. A further objective was to identify factors that may explain these referrals. METHODS A cross-sectional follow-up study, examining older patients' disabilities, resources and needs, was carried out in a county in Sweden… CONTINUE READING