GEAR Publications & Manuscripts

Emergency Department Care Transitions for Patients With Cognitive Impairment

A Scoping Review

Cameron J. Gettel MD, MHS, Jason R. Falvey DPT, PhD, Angela Gifford MA, Ly Hoang BS, Leslie A. Christensen MA-LIS, Ula Hwang MD, MPH, Manish N. Shah MD, MPH, and The GEAR 2.0-ADC Network

Pages 1313.e1-1313.e13 | August 2022 |

Pervasive gaps in ED-to-community care transition interventions for older adults with cognitive impairment must be addressed.  This GEAR 2.0-ADC scoping review aimed to describe emergency department care transition interventions delivered to older adults with cognitive impairment, identify relevant patient-centered outcomes, and determine research areas for future investigation. Key gaps in ED-to-community care transition interventions were identified. These key gaps were combined with stakeholders’ assessments and prioritizations to help identify relevant patient-centered outcomes and clarify priority areas for future investigation to improve ED care for individuals with impaired cognition.