Prevalence of Presenting Diseases for Elderly Patients Admitted to Emergency Department

Overview

The number of elderly patients admitted to the Emergency Department (ED) is dramatically increasing.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Retrospective
  • Study Primary Completion Date: January 2016

Detailed Description

The number of elderly patients admitted to the Emergency Department (ED) is dramatically increasing. Most emergency physicians have not been trained in specific geriatric approaches, and many report being less comfortable when dealing with older patients. Aim of this study is the investigation the most common conditions affecting older patients in the ED.

Interventions

  • Other: Elderly patients
    • Elderly patients who visited the Emergency Department

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • The use of Emergency department by Syrian refugees
    • Time Frame: one year
    • The emergency department visits of elderly patients by data obtained from medical records

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Elderly patients who visited the Emergency Department

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients below 65 years of age
  • Patients with missing data in medical records

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 65 Years

Maximum Age: 120 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Adiyaman University Research Hospital
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Umut Gulacti, Principal Investigator – Adiyaman University Research Hospital
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Umut Gulacti, Principal Investigator, Adiyaman University of Medical Faculty

References

Geurts J, Palatnick W, Strome T, Sutherland KA, Weldon E. Frequent users of an inner-city emergency department. CJEM. 2012 Sep;14(5):306-13. Erratum in: CJEM. 2016 Jan;18(1):80. Sutherland, Karen Anne [added].

Samaras N, Chevalley T, Samaras D, Gold G. Older patients in the emergency department: a review. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Sep;56(3):261-9. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.04.015. Review.

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