Emergency detention of the elderly: Demographics, diagnoses, and outcome

D. L. Schiedermayer, E. H. Duthie, M. V. Shelley, P. D. Tsitouras, M. Lund, S. R. Gambert

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Abstract

Involuntary medical detention is an increasing problem in many large teaching hospitals. Forty-two elderly patients involuntarily admitted for protective service to the general medical wards were compared with an age-matched group of 25 elderly persons voluntarily seeking care in the same institution. The comparison showed that most of the involuntarily admitted patients were more than 70 years of age, and more of them lived alone. On admission they had more dementia and dehydration but less urinary-tract infection than did the controls. Their hospital stays were longer. There was no difference between the groups with respect to discharge dispositions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-386
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume30
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Emergencies
Demography
Patients' Rooms
Infection Control
Dehydration
Urinary Tract Infections
Teaching Hospitals
Dementia
Length of Stay
Research Design
Age Groups

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Schiedermayer, D. L., Duthie, E. H., Shelley, M. V., Tsitouras, P. D., Lund, M., & Gambert, S. R. (1982). Emergency detention of the elderly: Demographics, diagnoses, and outcome. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 30(6), 383-386.

Emergency detention of the elderly : Demographics, diagnoses, and outcome. / Schiedermayer, D. L.; Duthie, E. H.; Shelley, M. V.; Tsitouras, P. D.; Lund, M.; Gambert, S. R.

In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 30, No. 6, 1982, p. 383-386.

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Schiedermayer, DL, Duthie, EH, Shelley, MV, Tsitouras, PD, Lund, M & Gambert, SR 1982, 'Emergency detention of the elderly: Demographics, diagnoses, and outcome', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 383-386.
Schiedermayer DL, Duthie EH, Shelley MV, Tsitouras PD, Lund M, Gambert SR. Emergency detention of the elderly: Demographics, diagnoses, and outcome. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 1982;30(6):383-386.
Schiedermayer, D. L. ; Duthie, E. H. ; Shelley, M. V. ; Tsitouras, P. D. ; Lund, M. ; Gambert, S. R. / Emergency detention of the elderly : Demographics, diagnoses, and outcome. In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 1982 ; Vol. 30, No. 6. pp. 383-386.
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