Journal article

Influences on emergency department length of stay for older people.

Maryann Street, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Debra Berry, Anthony Cross, Julie Considine

Eur J Emerg Med | Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health) | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the influences on emergency department (ED) length of stay (LOS) for older people and develop a predictive model for an ED LOS more than 4 h. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used organizational data linkage at the patient level from a major Australian health service. The study population was aged 65 years or older, attending an ED during the 2013/2014 financial year. We developed and internally validated a clinical prediction rule. Discriminatory performance of the model was evaluated by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis. An integer-based risk score was developed using multivariate logistic regression. The risk sco..

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