Developing, implementing and evaluating a pathway for older patients presenting with non-specific complaints at the Emergency Department

The aim of implementing the care pathway is to improve the organization of care of older patients presenting with a NSC at the ED. By following the care pathway physicians will have a more extent overview of health status of the often frail and complex older patient. We hypothesize that this will lead to a more fitting diagnosis at the ED, which will ultimately lead to a reduction of length of stay at the ED and improvement of patient satisfaction. Secondary Benefits may include a reduced number of readmissions and healthcare costs.