Emergency Care of an Older Adult with Complex Care Needs: A Case Report

Volume 5 | Issue 2 | Article 2 - Clinical Case Report

Muhammad Adnan Khan, MD, Himika Dalia, MD, Michelle Dietz, MD, CMD
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In this case report, we demonstrate the application of a stepwise guiding approach for older adults with complex care needs who present to the emergency department. It also highlights the challenges encountered during the implementation of these principles, and sheds light on the factors affecting the management of complex older populations. This case report emphasizes the pressing need for the development of a standardized protocol tailored to emergency physicians, addressing the unique needs of complex-multimorbid older adults, and overcoming the system barriers in emergency care.

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