U.S. Hospitals Opening Geriatric-Focused EDs
Hospitals across the U.S are opening geriatric emergency departments to cater to the country's aging population and boost patient satisfaction scores. The EDs offer targeted services and amenities for elderly patients, who represent a growing share of hospital patients. Individuals over age 65 now account for 15% to 20% of all ED visits, a percentage that is expected to rise as baby boomers age.
- "For The Elderly, Emergency Rooms of Their Own" (Hartocollis, New York Times, 4/9).