It's a situation you never want to face: stuck in the ER, desperate for answers about what's happening to a person who is dear to you.
Far too often, the triage patients experience in these emergency department settings is brutal. The snap judgments are one-size-fits-all -- even when elderly people, with their complicated conditions, need a different type of screening.
Should hospitals create a different type of urgent-services setting for seniors? In this post, we will discuss the emerging trend toward geriatric emergency rooms.