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December 2013

Preparing for “Silver Tsunami” in ERs

Preparing for “Silver Tsunami” in ERs

Already strained and overcrowded, emergency departments are gearing up for a dramatic rise in the older-adult population. A makeover is needed, positioning emergency units as the “front porch” of the hospital instead of the “front door,” writes Manish Shah, M.D., M.P.H., co-author of a paper in Health Affairs.