Emergency department use among older adults with dementia

Michael A. LaMantia, Timothy E. Stump, Frank Messina, Douglas K. Miller, Christopher Callahan

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Abstract

Although persons with dementia are frequently hospitalized, relatively little is known about the health profile, patterns of health care use, and mortality rates for patients with dementia who access care in the emergency department (ED). We linked data from our hospital system with Medicare and Medicaid claims, Minimum Data Set, and Outcome and Assessment Information Set data to evaluate 175,652 ED visits made by 10,354 individuals with dementia and 15,020 individuals without dementia over 11 years. Survival rates after ED visits and associated charges were examined. Patients with dementia visited the ED more frequently, were hospitalized more often than patients without dementia, and had an increased odds of returning to the ED within 30 days of an index ED visit compared with persons who never had a dementia diagnosis (odds ratio, 2.29; P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalAlzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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Dementia
Hospital Emergency Service
Medicaid
Medicare
Survival Rate
Odds Ratio
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Delivery of Health Care
Mortality
Health

Keywords

  • Dementia diagnosis
  • Emergency department
  • Survival rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Gerontology
  • Clinical Psychology

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Emergency department use among older adults with dementia. / LaMantia, Michael A.; Stump, Timothy E.; Messina, Frank; Miller, Douglas K.; Callahan, Christopher.

In: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2016, p. 35-40.

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LaMantia, Michael A. ; Stump, Timothy E. ; Messina, Frank ; Miller, Douglas K. ; Callahan, Christopher. / Emergency department use among older adults with dementia. In: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders. 2016 ; Vol. 30, No. 1. pp. 35-40.
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