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Håndtering af indlagte ældre patienter i akutmodtagelsen

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Martin Schultz1, 2, 3, Marie Enemark Durand2, Søren Kabell Nissen4, Mathias Brix Danielsen5, Azra Osmanagic4, Stig Andersen5, Ulla Davidsen Lebech3, Tina Lindenskov Carlsen6, 7, Catherine Foss7, 8, Jens-Ulrik Rosholm4, 7, Hanne Elkjær Andersen3 & Lotte Usinger2

1) Akutmodtagelsen, Københavns Universitetshospital – Herlev og Gentofte Hospital, 2) Geriatrisk Afdeling, Københavns Universitetshospital – Herlev og Gentofte Hospital, 3) Geriatrisk Afdeling, Københavns Universitetshospital – Glostrup, Amager og Hvidovre Hospital, 4) Geriatrisk Afdeling, Odense Universitetshospital, 5) Geriatrisk Afdeling, Aalborg Universitetshospital, 6) Geriatrisk Afdeling, Næstved, Slagelse og Ringsted Sygehus, 7) Dansk Selskab for Geriatri, 8) Ældresygdomme, Aarhus Universitetshospital

Ugeskr Læger 2021;183:V02210114

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UgeskrLæger 2021;183:V02210114
Assessment of older patients upon admission at the emergency department

Martin Schultz, Marie Enemark Durand, Søren Kabell Nissen, Mathias Brix Danielsen, Azra Osmanagic, Stig Andersen, Ulla Davidsen Lebech, Tina Lindenskov Carlsen, Catherine Foss, Jens-Ulrik Rosholm, Hanne Elkjær Andersen & Lotte Usinger

Ugeskr Læger 2021;183:V02210114

Older patients admitted to the emergency departments represent a heterogeneous group, some are frail with reduced reserve capacity and without ability to compensate to acute illness. They often present with nonspecific complaints and atypical presentation and are at-risk of complications and adverse events. These patients need a fast comprehensive interdisciplinary and multicomponent assessment and intervention to reduce the risk of further functional decline and to optimize their overall health status, independency and quality of life. This is the purpose of acute geriatrics.

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