Diabetes accounted for 25.8% of all emergency department visits made by older patients, followed by chronic pulmonary disease, renal disease, congestive heart failure and peripheral vascular disease, according to a study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Researchers conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort study involving 1,259,809 patients, aged at least 65, and found frequent ED visits were tied to injury-related events and pain-related diagnoses.
Diabetes is most common cause of ED visits for older patients
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