Investigation of Factors Affecting Cost of Geriatric Patients Admitted to the Emergency Department


Kapci M., TOMRUK Ö., BECEREN N. G., Parlak I., Yolcu S., Yalcin I. G., ...More

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.12, no.3, pp.134-138, 2013 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/jaem.2013.043
  • Journal Name: EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-138
  • Keywords: Emergency medical services, aged, hospital costs
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Objective: Increased health cost, which is one of the major problems of countries, makes cost analysis studies become important in specific age groups and clinics. Although the aged population has an enormous role in increasing health costs, there are not much data about follow-up and treatment costs of geriatric patients in the Emergency Departments. We believe that the data obtained from this study would help to improve some arrangements about the geriatric population in ED's including cost and efficiency.