Examining the profile and experiences of older sub-acute patients who present to public hospital emergency departments in South East Queensland: A mixed methods approach

Haydon, Deborah Anne (2015) Examining the profile and experiences of older sub-acute patients who present to public hospital emergency departments in South East Queensland: A mixed methods approach. Professional Doctorate thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

There is a scarcity of research that informs Interface Health Service (IHS) development. This research applied a mixed methods approach to profile older emergency department patients and patterns of health service use and to explore their ED experiences in public hospital EDs in South-East Queensland. IHS was under-utilised by older people with complex co-morbidities. Lack of communication and need identification were factors that undermined the effectiveness of IHS in reaching this cohort which highlighted a need for change.

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ID Code: 90089
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Supervisor: Windsor, Carol & Osborne, Yvonne
Keywords: Health Services Research, Older People, Aged, Older Sub-acute ED Presentations, Emergency Departments, ED, ED Patient Experiences, Patient Experiences in ED
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2016 03:14
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 03:17

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