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Experiences of older people in emergency care settings: IMOGEN LYONS and RUTH PATERSON discuss the results of a qualitative study into aspects of emergency care that are important to older people

  People over the age of 65 make up about 20 per cent of the population of Scotland (Wood and Bain 2001). They also account for 185,000 emergency hospital admissions a year across the country, a figure that is expected to rise to 397,000 by 2021 (NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (QIS) 2004, Wood and Bain 2001

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    10 March 2009

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    RCN Publishing Ltd.

  • DOI:

    10.7748/en2009.03.16.10.26.c6851

  • Cross Ref:

    10.7748/en2009.03.16.10.26.c6851

  • ISSN:

    1354-5752

  • Library of Congress:

    R1 Medicine (General)

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    618 Gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics & geriatrics

Citation

Lyons, I. & Paterson, R. (2009). Experiences of older people in emergency care settings: IMOGEN LYONS and RUTH PATERSON discuss the results of a qualitative study into aspects of emergency care that are important to older people. Emergency Nurse. 16(10), 26-31. doi:10.7748/en2009.03.16.10.26.c6851. ISSN 1354-5752

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Keywords

Emergency care, hospital admissions, elderly, older people,

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