Predictive validity of the Identification of Seniors At Risk (ISAR) screening tool in elderly patients presenting to two Italian Emergency Departments.

@article{Salvi2009PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive validity of the Identification of Seniors At Risk (ISAR) screening tool in elderly patients presenting to two Italian Emergency Departments.},
  author={F. Salvi and Valeria Morichi and Annalisa Grilli and Liana Spazzafumo and Raffaella Giorgi and Stefano Polonara and Giuseppe De Tommaso and Paolo Dess{\`i}-Fulgheri},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={69-75}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Elderly patients presenting to Emergency Departments (ED) have complex health problems and often undergo adverse outcomes after an ED visit. In Canadian ED, the Identification of Seniors At Risk (ISAR) is useful in screening for these aspects. This study evaluated the predictive validity of ISAR for elderly patients presenting to Italian ED. METHODS Prospective observational study of a cohort of 200 elderly patients presenting to two urban ED in Ancona (Italy). Identifiers… CONTINUE READING
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