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Improving Care for Ground-Level Falls in Assisted Living

New from co-author Dr. Sharon Inouye: An editoral in the Annals of Internal Medicine responding to this article from Williams et al., a large prospective cohort study of a tiered protocol with a physician phone consult to reduce the number of unnecessary transports to the ED after falls in assisted living facilities. Dr. Inouye and Dr. Matthew Growdon discuss the potential lack of generalizability of the model, concern over selection bias, and need for a cost-effectiveness analysis in this study while acknowledging the necessity of this type of innovation in the field of emergency care for older adults who have fallen.