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Emergency department program for older adults cuts hospitalizations by 33 percent

19:00 EST 10 Jan 2018 | AAAS

(Northwestern University) Roughly one third of all older patients age 65 and older visiting emergency departments nationwide are admitted to the hospital. But an emergency department program focused on geriatric transitional care has reduced the risk of unnecessary admission of older patients at Northwestern Medicine by 33 percent, according to a new study from Northwestern Univeristy, Mount Sinai Medical Center and St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center.

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