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Master Thesis

Le sujet âgé aux urgences : bilan, enjeux et perspectives

Abstract : Every year, one French person in four is admitted to an accident and emergency (A&E) department, with many of these patients over the age of 75. At either end of the age scale, visits to A&E are more frequent. For the elderly, these visits to A&E often lead to hospitalisation. Paradoxically, it is elderly patients, who are in most need of care, who wait longest in A&E, often in extremely uncomfortable conditions. If elderly patients present frailty criteria, their visit to A&E is more likely to expose them to a "loss of chance" than to improve their health. The choice of this research topic came from the desire to understand the causes of this phenomenon and to identi$ the key factors which facilitate or improve the care given to elderly people prior to, during and after A&E attendance.
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Isabelle Mignon. Le sujet âgé aux urgences : bilan, enjeux et perspectives. Science politique. 2012. ⟨dumas-00828005⟩



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