The effectiveness of interventions to reduce adverse outcomes among older adults following emergency department discharge: umbrella review

MAIREAD CONNEELY, Siobhán Leahy, Elizabeth Dore, Dominic Trépel, Katie Robinson, Fionnuala Jordan & Rose Galvin
Background: Population ageing is increasing rapidly worldwide. Older adults are frequent users of health care services including the Emergency Department (ED) and experience a number of adverse outcomes following an ED visit. Adverse outcomes include functional decline, unplanned hospital admission and an ED revisit. Given these adverse outcomes a number of interventions have been examined to improve the outcomes of older adults following presentation to the ED. The aim of this umbrella review was to...
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