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New ERs cater to senior patients
Monterey Herald

Many hospitals run emergency rooms just for children. Now a few are opening ERs specially designed for seniors, without all the confusion and clamor and with a little more comfort.

It’s a fledgling trend, but expected to increase as the population rapidly grays. The question is whether they’ll truly improve care.

“Older people are not just wrinkly adults. They have totally different needs,” says Dr. David John, who chairs the geriatric medicine division of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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