How to improve care for seniors in the emergency department

Soryal Soryal, Marie Boltz, Scott Wilber, Michael L. Malone

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Abstract

Clinicians and health system leaders have recognized the unique and increasingly important role of the emergency department (ED) in addressing the needs of older adults. This chapter describes the context of care for older adults in the ED, and the common challenges to providing person-centered care. In addition, best practices that refl ect ACE principles of interdisciplinary, evidence-based care are offered to improve the outcomes and experience for older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAcute Care for Elders
Subtitle of host publicationA Model for Interdisciplinary Care
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages217-231
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781493910250
ISBN (Print)9781493910243
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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