AGEM Author Spotlight Jul 2022

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Published Work by AGEM Member:  Cameron Gettel, MD, MHS Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Clinical Investigator, Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)


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Emergency department-to-community care transition barriers: A qualitative study of older adults

Summary: Older adults experience care transition barriers after an ED visit. Through this qualitative analysis, we identified that prominent themes experienced include the abruptness of the discharge process, follow-up care navigation, new limitations hindering performance of baseline activities, and ramifications to caregivers impacting an older adult’s willingness to request or accept assistance. These findings can help improve geriatric emergency care and inform the development of effective emergency department-to-community care transition patient-centered interventions that have been elusive thus far.

Bio: Cameron Gettel, MD, MHS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and a Clinical Investigator at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation. Most recently, he completed Emergency Medicine residency at Brown University, where he served as chief resident, and the National Clinician Scholars Program here at Yale University. Dr. Gettel aims to advance the understanding of emergency department care transitions in the growing geriatric population through the identification and development of patient- and caregiver-reported outcome measures and then to design, implement, and validate innovative care transition strategies and interventions to improve clinical outcomes. His work is funded by the NIH/NIA GEMSSTAR R03 mechanism, the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory, the Alzheimer's Association, the Emergency Medicine Foundation, the Yale OAIC Pepper Center, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation.