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8THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DELIVERING COMPREHENSIVE GERIATRIC ASSESSMENTS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

07 Feb 2019

Background: Given the significant rise in the number of older adults presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with frailty and complex needs there is an urgency to explore new ways of working to support the increasing demand. The delivery of comprehensive geriatric assessments (CGAs), in the acute hospital setting has been shown to improve outcomes for older adults living with frailty. Evidence to-date has predominately focused on frailty units or wards led by geriatricians, with a lack of evidence supporting the delivery of CGAs in the ED.

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