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30‐Day Emergency Department Revisit Rates among Older Adults with Documented Dementia

August 12, 2019 Tyler Kent BS, Adriane Lesser MS, Juhi Israni MS, Ula Hwang MD, MPH, Christopher Carpenter MD, MS, Kelly J. Ko PhD https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16114 Abstract presented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting; May 15‐18, 2018; Indianapolis, IN. Abstract OBJECTIVES Published literature on national emergency department (ED) revisit rates among older adults… Read more »

Association Between Physical Therapy in the Emergency Department and Emergency Department Revisits for Older Adult Fallers: A Nationally Representative Analysis

We used Medicare claims data to examine differences in recurrent fall‐related ED revisit rates of older adults who presented to the ED for a ground‐level fall and whether they received PT services in the ED. Our logistic regression model controlled for age, sex, Medicaid eligibility, acute injury, and certain known chronic comorbidities associated with risk of falling.

Care for the Older Adult in the Emergency Department

Introduction The convergence of several forces is creating an opportunity to dramatically improve care for older adults in the emergency department (ED), which in turn has the potential to create benefits in the US health care system for everyone. These forces include demographic changes, a shift toward value-based health care, and the emergence of individual… Read more »

Delirium as a predictor of mortality in US Medicare beneficiaries discharged from the emergency department: a national claims-level analysis up to 12 months

Delirium is common among seniors discharged from the emergency department (ED) and associated with increased risk of mortality. Prior research has addressed mortality associated with seniors discharged from the ED with delirium, however has generally relied on data from one or a small number of institutions and at single time points.

Health Affairs: The Journey Of Geriatric Emergency Medicine: Acceleration, Diffusion, And Collaboration As Keys To Continued Growth

By Kelly Ko, Adriane Lesser, Kevin Biese, Ula Hwang, and Christopher Carpenter As more and more of us live longer and healthier lives, we are becoming part of one of the largest demographic shifts in US history, as some 10,000 Americans now turn 65 every day. Innovations in health and care have helped make that increased longevity possible, and now… Read more »