Portrait et évolution des besoins en soins traumatologiques chez l'aîné: du pré-hospitalier à la réadaptation


Marcel Emond

Université Laval


Domaine : Services de santé

Programme Consortium pour le développement de la recherche en traumatologie - Volet 1

Concours 2016-2017

Over the next decades the demographic trends will fundamentally change the make-up of the population served by Quebec health professionals involved in the care of the injured elders. By 2031, the proportion of the population over age 65 will nearly double.Undeniably, the ‘‘Silver Tsunami'' will have consequences on the healthcare provided to injured seniors.

Unfortunately, in Quebec, older age is associated with less access to trauma care and little provincial work has been done in the last 10 years on the evolution and adaptation of care for the injured elders. Of note, in 2013, the published structural and process indicators of our provincial network is not mentioning anything in regards to geriatric specific care.  We proposed  to fill a basic knowledge gap regarding the specific health care needs and adaptation of geriatric trauma care at each level of trauma care in comparison to the care received by younger patients. The findings that we foresee should initiate, and most importantly, speed up the adaptation to elders' friendly trauma care in the province of Québec.