Systems-Based Practice to Improve Care Within and Beyond the Emergency Department.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

There is evidence that an emergency department (ED) visit signifies a period of vulnerability for older adults. Transition between the ED and community care can be fraught with challenges. There are essential elements for improved care transition from the ED to the community. Starting a new program requires buy-in from leaders, clinical team, and community. Improving care within an ED requires looking beyond the ED. Following implementation science will increase the success of program implementation and dissemination. There are successful alternative approaches that can be learned from when striving to improve care and transitions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vollbrecht, M; Biese, K; Hastings, SN; Ko, KJ; Previll, LA

Published Date

  • August 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 399 - 413

PubMed ID

  • 30031424

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-8853

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cger.2018.04.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States