A Health Affairs blog, "The Journey Of Geriatric Emergency Medicine: Acceleration, Diffusion, And Collaboration As Keys To Continued Growth," talks about the developments in geriatric medicine and announces a new collaborative to help improve emergency care for older adults.

The blog discusses the history of geriatric emergency department medicine, how we got here and where we are going, and outlines the challenges that geriatric emergency medicine is facing. It introduces the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC) which is bringing together professional societies with a vested interest in older adult care—the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), the Emergency Nurses Association, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine—as well as hospitals and health systems across the United States.

The collaborative is supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Gary and Mary West Health Institute and managed by AGS.

To read the blog, click here.
To learn more about the GEDC collaborative, click here.