EVALUATION AND COMPARISON OF SCREENING TOOLS USED TO PREDICT THE ADVERSE OUTCOMES OF ELDERLY PATIENTS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT


Bahadirli S., Kurt E., Ak R., Kurt S. Z. E. , Sanri E. , Bulut M.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.37, no.2, pp.1133-1139, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.19193/0393-6384_2021_2_174
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1133-1139

Abstract

Introduction: The proportion of the geriatric population, who visited the emergency departments (EDs) more frequently and with more complicated problems, is increasing every passing day. The use of screening tools to identify high-risk patients among elderly patients gains importance as it facilitates the selection of appropriate treatment and follow-up. In this study, we evaluate and compare the predictive ability of the Identification of Seniors at Risk (ISAR) and the Silver Code (SC) screening tools in Turkey.