Elderly patients receive poorer care than younger patients at trauma centers; ERs more likely to use EHRs than not;

> Cayuga Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y., was fined $8,000 by New York state after a doctor performed a wrong-side spinal surgery, The Post-Standard reports. Article

> Emergency departments are more likely than not to use electronic health records during outpatient visits, according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Most (56 percent) use them, compared to just 29 percent of primary care settings. Use of EHRs and clinical decision support systems are more likely in the West and in multiphysician settings vs. solo practices. Abstract

> About 5 percent of Americans ages 65 and older reported at least one cognitive disorder, such as senility or dementia, according to the Agency for Health Research and Quality. Report

> Severely injured elderly patients aren't treated as well as younger patients at trauma centers, according to a study published in the Annals of Surgery. Abstract

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