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Elderly patients who get treated for illnesses or injuries in the emergency department (ED) are at risk of increased disability for up to six months afterward, a recent study suggests

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in Chronic Disease, Health & Wellness, Medical Rewind

Elderly patients who get treated for illnesses or injuries in the emergency department (ED) are at risk of increased disability for up to six months afterward, a recent study suggests.   “This does not mean that these patients should have avoided the emergency department or that they should have been hospitalized,” Fleischman, who completed the study as a researcher at Yale University, added by email. “Rather, it suggests that older adults who are medically appropriate for discharge from the emergency department may benefit from the kind of discharge planning that often occurs in the...

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