Geriatric Emergency Medicine and the 2006 Institute of Medicine Reports from the Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the U.S. Health System

Scott T. Wilber, Lowell W. Gerson, Kevin M. Terrell, Christopher Carpenter, Manish N. Shah, Kennon Heard, Ula Hwang

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Abstract

Three recently published Institute of Medicine reports, Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point, Emergency Medical Services: At the Crossroads, and Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains, examined the current state of emergency care in the United States. They concluded that the emergency medicine system as a whole is overburdened, underfunded, and highly fragmented. These reports did not specifically discuss the effect the aging population has on emergency care now and in the future and did not discuss special needs of older patients. This report focuses on the emergency care of older patients, with the intent to provide information that will help shape discussions on this issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1345-1351
Number of pages7
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Volume13
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006

Keywords

  • emergency medicine
  • geriatrics
  • health policy

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