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Keywords:

  • elders;
  • nursing home;
  • geriatrics;
  • emergency department;
  • continuity of care;
  • advance directives

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  • Jones JS, Dwyer PR, White LJ, Firman R. Patient transfer from nursing home to emergency department: outcomes and policy implications. Acad Emerg Med. 1997; 4:90815.
  • McNamara RM, Rousseau E., Sanders AB. Geriatric emergency medicine: a survey of practicing emergency physicians. Ann Emerg Med. 1992; 21:796801.
  • Lachs MS. Functional decline. In: SandersAB (ed). Emergency Care of the Elder Person. St. Louis, MO: Beverly Cracom Publications. 1996. pp 14351.
  • Kalbfleisch N. Altered mental status. In: SandersAB (ed). Emergency Care of the Elder Person. St. Louis, MO: Beverly Cracom Publications. 1996, pp 11942.