Doctors from any hospital department are now able to request a special consult for patients age 65 or older.
“As people live longer with chronic diseases, they have a greater risk of being hospitalized,” said Laurence Solberg, M.D., chief of the new Geriatrics Consult Service. “Hospitalized elders with geriatric syndromes have specific needs that a geriatrician is trained to assess and manage."
“The Geriatrics Consult service ensures this expertise is available to all doctors and patients in the hospital.”
Just imagine the benefits in areas like skin care, fall prevention and discharge planning.