Avoiding Costs, Risks Through Reduced Hospitalization Among Older Adults: The authors of a recently published study highlighted the value of transitional care nurses providing geriatrics-focused attention to older adults in the ED

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New research suggests that transitional care nurses with geriatrics training can help facilitate the discharge of older patients who present to the ED for care. Investigators found that such interventions can reduce hospitalization in this patient group, enabling patients to avoid hospital-associated risks such as functional and cognitive declines and healthcare-associated infections.

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