More hospitals launch ERs tailored to older patients

A significant number of hospitals across the United States are opening up special emergency rooms for elderly patients, the Columbus Dispatch has reported. The facilities are designed to be less chaotic and more calming to patients than the typical general ER. The construction of such facilities aims to meet market demand, as about a quarter of all ER visits involve elderly patients. At the same time, the senior population in the United States is projected to grow to 89 million by the year 2050. >> Read the full FierceHealthcare article

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