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If ACE Units Are So Great, Why Aren't They Everywhere?

Hospital units that focus on acute care of the elderly have been improving outcomes and lowering costs most everywhere they've been tried over the last 20 years. They 'pencil out,' especially in a setting of healthcare reform, but aren't widespread. What gives?

1 comments on "If ACE Units Are So Great, Why Aren't They Everywhere?"
Diana Rosenkaimer (4/25/2013 at 12:56 PM)

This is neither a new concept but a necessary one. This was being done over 40 years ago at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center. There's nothing sexy about treating the elderly population, but it should be realized that the society that ignores their elderly is one that is doomed to failure of all of its citizens. Something the USA hasn't learned yet.