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Is Geriatric Care Associated with Less Emergency Department Use?


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  • Laura P. D'Arcy
  • Sally C. Stearns
  • Marisa E. Domino
  • Laura C. Hanson
  • Morris Weinberger


This study found that community-dwelling individuals and nursing home residents treated by a geriatrician were less likely to use the emergency department (ED) than individuals treated by other providers. Compared with those with no geriatric care, the predicted probability of ED use in one month was 11.3 percent lower for community-dwelling individuals who had one or more office, home, or nursing home visits to a geriatrician in the previous six-month period. Results for nursing home residents were similar.

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Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 7815.

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Date of creation: 30 Jan 2013
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Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:7815

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Keywords: Geriatric Care; Primary Care; Nursing Home; Emergency Department;

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