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Emergencies associated with older adults 

Emergencies associated with older adults
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Emergencies associated with older adults
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Patrick Callaghan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199561414.003.0006
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date: 24 February 2020

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Older adults who present to health services in an emergency usually do so due to one or more of the following factors (...

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