The pattern of elderly abuse presenting to an emergency department.

@article{Cham2000ThePO,
  title={The pattern of elderly abuse presenting to an emergency department.},
  author={Gregory Cham and Eillyne Seow},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={571-4}
}
AIM To determine the pattern and frequency of elder abuse presenting to an urban Emergency unit in Singapore. METHOD The survey was conducted from May 1994 to December 1997. The patients consisted of adults who were 65 years or older who presented to the Emergency Department with non-accidental trauma or complained of other acts of cruelty. RESULT 17 cases of elder abuse were found, out of a total of 62,826 elderly patients. The frequency of elder abuse presenting to the Emergency… CONTINUE READING