The epidemiology of emergency medical services use by older adults: an analysis of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

@article{Shah2007TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of emergency medical services use by older adults: an analysis of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.},
  author={Manish N. Shah and Jeffrey John Bazarian and E Brooke Lerner and Rollin J. Fairbanks and William H. Barker and Peggy Auinger and Bruce Friedman},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={441-7}
}
OBJECTIVES To characterize older adult emergency department (ED) visits arriving by emergency medical services (EMS) and to identify factors associated with those patient visits. METHODS A secondary analysis of the ED component of the 1997-2000 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey using logistic regression analyses was conducted. The dependent variable was the modes of arrival (EMS vs. not EMS) to the ED. Independent variables were grouped into four domains: demographic, clinical… CONTINUE READING