Objective: To describe the characteristics of frequent geriatric users of Mount Sinai’ Emergency Department (ED). Methods: Patients aged ≥65 yo with >1 ED visit between February-April 2012 were included. Data was analyzed for demographics, disposition, revisit frequency, primary care provider, and insurance. This study was approved by the Mount Sinai Institutional Review Board. Results: A total of 95 out of 1,077 were frequent geriatric ED users. These patients demonstrated a lower index visit (30%) and 72 hour (15%), a higher 3-7 day (54%), 8-30 day (40%) and >30 day (65%) admission rate, as well as 67% had a primary care provider and 68% had medical insurance. Conclusions: Frequent geriatric ED users are more likely to be discharged upon index and less than 72 hour ED revisit, have higher admission rates on subsequent visits, have primary care providers and are similarly insured when compared to the geriatric ED patient population.
|Advisor:||Richardson, Dr. Lynne|
|Commitee:||Baumlin, Dr. Kevin, Grudzen, Dr. Corita, Hwang, Dr. Ula|
|School:||Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Medicine, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Crowding, Emergency medicine, Emergency service, Geriatrics, Hospital/utilization, Readmission, Utilization|
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