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Becker’s Hospital Review article explores national trend

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Becker’s Hospital Review article explores national trend

As the nation’s elderly population continues to grow, hospitals across the country are adding specialized services to their emergency rooms that focus on geriatric patients, according to a recent Becker’s Hospital Review article.

Andrew Accardi, MD, Scripps Health’s director of the emergency department careline, said that all four Scripps emergency departments received geriatric accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Read the Becker’s article: Three Geriatric Emergency Department Leaders on Why Specialization is Essential

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