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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

Lyons, Imogen; Paterson, Ruth


Imogen Lyons


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

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 10, 2009
Publication Date Mar 10, 2009
Deposit Date Aug 5, 2016
Journal Emergency Nurse
Print ISSN 1354-5752
Electronic ISSN 2047-8984
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 10
Pages 26-31
Keywords Emergency care, hospital admissions, elderly, older people,
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