Three-tier Accreditation Process for Geriatric EDs is on the Launch Pad: ACEP recognizes the growing role that emergency medicine plays in the care of older adults, especially in a value-based health system

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Abstract

In recognition of the fact that older adults present unique care needs, ACEP has taken a leading role in a new effort to provide Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation to EDs that meet the standards spelled out in the Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines, a series of recommendations the ACEP board of directors and several other national emergency medicine and geriatrics organizations endorsed in 2014.

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