Engaging ER physicians the way to go for long-term care
May 23, 2013
Healthcare journalists may have fallen inadvertently into triggering a Pavlovian response in our readers: We write “hospital readmissions” and you click.
Depression linked to higher emergency admissions for elderly men
Dec 14, 2012
Depressed elderly men are twice as likely peers who are not depressed to have an emergency hospital admission, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The authors suggest...
Study: Older adults make more than half of all trips to the emergency room for adverse drug interactions
Mar 14, 2011
Adults aged 50 and older made more than 1.1 million trips to the emergency room for adverse drug interactions in 2008, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration report.
Studies: Hospital stays contribute to high Medicare long-term care costs
Oct 14, 2010
Healthcare delivery system reforms could help reduce some of the “excessive and preventable” Medicare costs incurred by beneficiaries who live in long-term care facilities, according to recent...
Many emergency room visits by nursing home residents are preventable, CDC estimates
May 03, 2010
A large percentage of nursing home residents’ emergency department (ED) visits are avoidable, according to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
‘Tis the season for elderly emergency room visits
Nov 30, 2009
The holidays are typically the time for families to gather for fun and cheer. But for families who haven’t been keeping track of an elderly relative’s health, the festivities may include a...