Today Melissa Garrido, Austin Frakt, and I published a piece in JAMA Forum about the growing number of Geriatric Emergency Departments in the U.S.
Older patients present with unique physical, pharmacological, cognitive, and social needs. These Geriatric EDs aim to provide the staff, physical design, and resources required to promote better health outcomes for older adults. Some EDs had taken steps toward these measures, but a new accreditation process created by the American College of Emergency Physicians aims to stringently evaluate the capacity of EDs that aim to serve older adults.
You can read the full text on JAMA Forum.