Published: 26 February 2020
Author(s): Noortje Zelis, Jacqueline Buijs, Peter W. de Leeuw, Sander M.J. van Kuijk, Patricia M. Stassen
Issue: July 2020
Section: Original article

Early identification of high risk patients who visit an emergency department (ED) is important to optimise the diagnostic approach, care and outcome. In particular, older patients are at high risk of mortality after an ED visit [1]. During ED care, important decisions regarding diagnostics and/or treatment intensity have to be made within a short timeframe. Especially for older patients, these decisions are strongly influenced by their mortality risk [2,3].


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