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Emergency department use by oldest-old patients from 2005 to 2010 in a Swiss university hospital

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, September 2013
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Title
Emergency department use by oldest-old patients from 2005 to 2010 in a Swiss university hospital
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6963-13-344
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Authors

Sarah Vilpert, Hélène Jaccard Ruedin, Lionel Trueb, Stéfanie Monod-Zorzi, Bertrand Yersin, Christophe Büla

Abstract

Aging of the population in all western countries will challenge Emergency Departments (ED) as old patients visit these health services more frequently and present with special needs. The aim of this study is to describe the trend in ED visits by patients aged 85 years and over between 2005 and 2010, and to compare their service use to that of patients aged 65-84 years during this period and to investigate the evolution of these comparisons over time.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 5%
Unknown 20 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 19%
Other 3 14%
Professor 2 10%
Unspecified 2 10%
Other 6 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 71%
Unspecified 3 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 10%
Physics and Astronomy 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 September 2013.
All research outputs
#1,989,135
of 4,507,280 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,094
of 2,076 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#39,136
of 95,187 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#64
of 103 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 4,507,280 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 53rd percentile.
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