Diapositive in formato pdf - GrG


Diapositive in formato pdf - GrG


• The oldest old (>85) is the most rapidly growing proportion of

the overall population.

• The older population expanded from 12.3 million to 35 million

between 1950 and 2000. This is projected to double over the

next 30 years.

• Older patients will increase from 15% to 25% of ED visits in

the next 30 years.

• ED utilization in the 65 years and older age group is

increasing more than in any other demographic group with a

26% increase in visit rate from 1993-2003.

• In 2002, 58% of 75-year-olds vs 39% of those of all ages had

at least 1 visit to an ED.

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