EPIDEMIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF GERIATRIC PATIENTS IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS: RESULTS OF A MULTICENTER STUDY


Ergin M., KARAMERCAN M. A., Ayranci M., Yavuz Y., YAVAŞİ Ö., Serinken M., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.18, no.4, pp.259-265, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-265
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: The increasing proportion of elderly individuals in the population due to increased life expectancy has necessitated greater provision of health care. Here we aimed to determine patient characteristics, reasons for referral, and outcomes of emergency department visits and hospitalization in patients aged ? 65 years with referrals to emergency departments.