Evaluation of the general characteristics of patients aged 85 years and above admitted to a university hospital emergency department


DEMİRCAN A. , AYGENCEL BIKMAZ Ş. G. , Kadi G., KELEŞ A. , BİLDİK F. , Oktem B., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.47, sa.5, ss.1393-1402, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-1701-77
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1393-1402

Özet

Background/aim: The number of elderly people (>= 65 years old) is increasing both in Turkey and internationally due to improved living conditions and decreased mortality rates. Knowing the characteristics of elderly patients admitted to emergency departments can provide guidance for diagnosis and treatment approaches. In this study, we analyzed the characteristics of very old patients (>= 85 years old) admitted to the emergency department and put together data for use in forward planning in healthcare services.