Older adults have higher risk of dying in ER if they arrive after midnight
Nov 16, 2023
The timing of when older adults arrive at a hospital and are admitted to an emergency department could put them at a slightly higher risk for adverse events, or even death, a new study finds.
Report: About 1.4M people with dementia visit the ER each year
Jul 28, 2023
Each year, there are almost 1.4 million emergency room (ER) visits for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRDs), a new study found. Accidents and behavioral issues are the most common,...
Repeat ED visits identify dementia patients most in need of supports: study
C. Max Bachmann
Jun 20, 2023
A pattern of repeated emergency department visits, especially in the prior year, are a sign that increased clinical supports are warranted, investigators say.
Nearby ED means more avoidable visits from AL residents, study finds
Jun 12, 2023
The closer the nearest hospital, the higher the number of potentially avoidable emergency department visits among assisted living residents, researchers have found. A nearby ED may limit motivation to...
Program that diagnosed fractures virtually led to fewer ER visits for LTC residents: study
May 14, 2023
A program that enabled virtual diagnosis and on-site fracture care kept 100% of participating LTC residents out of the emergency department and cut the need for clinic visits, a new study reveals.
Study: Elder abuse leads to rise in ED visits up to 2 years later
Feb 17, 2023
A new study finds that emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations were recorded at higher rates among elderly who were abused in some way for as long as two years after the abuse initially occurred.
Opioid tapering can disrupt primary care bond, lead to more ED visits
Feb 08, 2023
Tapering opioids when patients are receiving long-term drug therapy may trigger a series of unintended consequences, a new study finds.
Cannabis-related issues sending more seniors to the ED, study finds
Jan 12, 2023
Cannabis-related ED visits for older adults shot up by a whopping 1,800% between 2005 to 2019 in California, investigators say. The state’s experience mirrors national trends.
Novel approaches needed to reduce barriers to care during ED-to-home transition, study finds
Jul 07, 2022
Older residents who are discharged into the community following emergency room visits often experience significant barriers to care during their transition, and understanding those concerns has the potential...
High rates of resistant UTIs underscore need for new oral antibiotics, ED study finds
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 30, 2022
Up to 50% of the UTIs diagnosed in patients admitted to the emergency department were resistant to at least one antibiotic.