Trauma in the older adult: epidemiology and evolving geriatric trauma principles.

  title={Trauma in the older adult: epidemiology and evolving geriatric trauma principles.},
  author={Stephanie L Bonne and Douglas J E Schuerer},
  journal={Clinics in geriatric medicine},
  volume={29 1},
The older adult patient with trauma is becoming a growing part of the overall trauma population. With the world population increasing in age, the rate of the traumatically injured older adult will continue to increase. Recognizing this problem and the fact that the elderly are at higher risk for injury and its complications will be necessary if the increasing volume of patients is to be dealt with. This review discusses these issues, as well as appropriate triage and treatment of injuries and… CONTINUE READING

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