Paramedic Coached ED Care Transitions to Help Older Adults Maintain Their HealthResearch Question:
Does teaching paramedics to help older adults transition from the emergency room to
their homes help older adults stay healthy?
Basic Study Information
Purpose:Location: University of Rochester Medical Center
The emergency department (ED) is a common source of acute illness care for older adults.
older adults who are discharged home from the ED return within 30 days due to numerous
challenges faced during the ED-to-home transition. Unless programs to improve the
transition are identified, the health and financial costs will only increase as the
adult population doubles by 2040. This study will apply Coleman's Care Transitions
Intervention to the ED-to-home transition by adapting the program to account for the
aspects of the ED setting. The research will evaluate the process, ED use, and cost
of a community-based, paramedic-coordinated Care Transitions Intervention. Upon completion,
this study will provide empiric evidence regarding this innovative approach to help
rapidly growing older adult population remain healthy and independent after an ED
Study Contact InformationPhone: (585) 275-2107
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