Emergency Departments (EDs) are the source of almost half of all hospital admissions. We need more senior-centered, home-based alternatives that can better address the unique needs of seniors.
Hospital-based care may not always be best matched to the unique needs of senior patients. We’re researching how new, more effective ways of delivering care could safely replace, when appropriate, hospital-based care with home-based alternatives that are more patient-centered, and lower in cost.
We’re working with a diverse group of healthcare leaders on ways to improve care delivery for seniors, enabling them to safely go home after an emergency room visit, rather than be admitted to the hospital.
We’re working with University of California, San Diego’s Department of Emergency Medicine to develop and implement innovative practice improvements to improve patient care in the emergency department (ED) and across the continuum of care. Our research study is focusing on the implementation of an acute care at home program from the ED as an alternative to inpatient admission for a specific cohort of patients.
Policy & Advocacy
We’re collaborating with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and leveraging successful care models in the home and community to meet the unplanned acute care needs of seniors. In addition to the goal of providing timely, safe and effective acute care for seniors in their homes and community settings, there is also an opportunity to initiate health care services and community supports to address unmet needs.
We’re collaborating with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and leveraging successful care models in the home and community to meet the unplanned acute care needs of seniors.
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