Håndtering af indlagte ældre patienter i akutmodtagelsen

Translated title of the contribution: Assessment of older patients upon admission at the emergency department

Martin Schultz, Marie Enemark Durand, Søren Kabell Nissen, Mathias Aalkjær Brix Danielsen, Azra Osmanagic, Stig Andersen, Ulla Davidsen Lebech, Tina Lindenskov Carlsen, Catherine H. Foss, Jens-Ulrik Rosholm, Hanne Elkjær Andersen, Lotte Usinger

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Abstract

Older patients admitted to the emergency departments represent a heterogeneous group, some are frail with reduced reserve capacity and without ability to compensate to acute illness. They often present with nonspecific complaints and atypical presentation and are at-risk of complications and adverse events. These patients need a fast comprehensive interdisciplinary and multicomponent assessment and intervention to reduce the risk of further functional decline and to optimize their overall health status, independency and quality of life. This is the purpose of acute geriatrics.
Translated title of the contributionAssessment of older patients upon admission at the emergency department
Original languageDanish
Article numberV02210114
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28. Jun 2021

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