International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Call for Papers | Open Access | Double Blind Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064


Downloads: 87

Research Paper | Medical Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020


Epidemiological Study of Emergency Medical Services used by Elderly Population in Riyadh: An Analysis of Patient Care Records

Mohammed Al Zahrani | Mohammed Sami Al Sufi [2] | Meshal Alkharashi | Suleimen Turky Al Turky | Gilkarmenthi Rafiulla


Abstract: Objective: This study aimed to describe the epidemiology of the geriatric or elderly population (aged60) availing prehospital care in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methods: A retrospective, cross-sectional design was adopted. The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) of Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) ambulances, which transport patients to emergency departments in Riyadh, were strategically selected from five regions. Between January and April 2017, 1994 Patient Care Records (PCR) forms were selected, sorted and analyzed. Incomplete or illegible were excluded from the study, leaving 1, 994 forms. The members of the study population were compared in respect to demographics, incident location, past medical history, working shift, and case type. Results: 1, 994 geriatric PCR forms were analyzed. The mean age of the study population was 72.6.55 % were male, and 45 % were female.85 % were transported to the hospital from the patients’ residences. The sample evidenced a high proportion of past histories of diabetes (53 %), hypertension (52 %), and neurological (15 %) and cardiovascular diseases (13 %).20 % of the patients were unresponsive at the scene, and 6 % of deaths occurred en route to the hospital. Conclusions: Cardiovascular diseases were the leading cause of elderly people seeking EMS. Geriatric emergency care must be improved and the EMS system strengthened in Riyadh.


Keywords: Geriatric, Older adult, Prehospital Care, Ambulance, Transportation, Saudi Arabia


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020,


Pages: 1190 - 1193


How to Download this Article?

You Need to Register Your Email Address Before You Can Download the Article PDF


How to Cite this Article?

Mohammed Al Zahrani, Mohammed Sami Al Sufi, Meshal Alkharashi, Suleimen Turky Al Turky, Gilkarmenthi Rafiulla, "Epidemiological Study of Emergency Medical Services used by Elderly Population in Riyadh: An Analysis of Patient Care Records", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020, pp. 1190-1193, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR201018093832

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Geriatric'

Downloads: 4 | Weekly Hits: ⮙1 | Monthly Hits: ⮙1

Case Studies, Medical Science, Indonesia, Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022

Pages: 157 - 159

Considerations in Perioperative and Anesthetic Management for Geriatric Patient with Esophageal Tumor Resection, at Buleleng General Hospital, Bali, Indonesia: A Case Report

Kadek Anggie Wigundwipayana | I Gede Nova Wirahjasa

Share this Article

Downloads: 113

Case Studies, Medical Science, India, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

Pages: 1807 - 1809

To Study the Clinical Profile of Geriatric Population Presenting to Emergency Department

Lakshmi Sree M.A | Sreekrishnan T.P | Dhanashekaranb.S

Share this Article
Top