Strategies for creating a patient-centered disposition plan and mitigating the negative consequences of leaving against medical advice are discussed in this JGEM supplement, including safe care delivery models that avoid hospital admission.
Tony Rosen, MD MPH, Lauren E. Ferrante MD MHS, Shan W. Liu MD SD, Emily A. Benton MD, Mary R. Mulcare MD, Michael E. Stern M, Kevin Biese MD, Ula Hwang MD MPH, Martine Sanon MD
This invited editorial is in the context of the American Geriatrics Society's position paper on age-related considerations in resource allocation during the COVID-19 era. The authors describe their current experience in the emergency department and they reflect on how the concepts of the AGS position paper could be implemented in the Emergency Department.
Although this corona virus does not discriminate by age,1 the older adults we love are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 disease, and social distancing disproportionately harms older adults. Challenges in older adult COVID-19 care now consumes many aspects of our professional and personal lives.