Children to the Left, Elderly to the Right: specialty Emergency Departments on the Rise.

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Many hospital emergency rooms have specific types of rooms for children admitted. These kid friendly emergency departments are equipped with specialized and appropriately-sized medical equipment and have more space for mom and dad.

Our partners at Cookerly explain how these rooms are now becoming available for the elderly. Geriatric emergency departments, are staffed with physicians, nurses and specialists who are trained specifically to diagnose and care for the elderly, in a similar way that pediatric EDs preform. Pediatrics and geriatrics both are treated in a quiet and tranquil atmosphere. There are many reasons why you will start to see geriatric emergency rooms around the country. They will improve patient quality scores, reduce readmissions and differentiate themselves from competitors.

Read more on the future of geriatric emergency rooms.


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