Published Work by AGEM Members

AGEM Author Spotlight: Elizabeth M Goldberg, MD, ScM, FACEP Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine The Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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Can an ED-Initiated Intervention Prevent Subsequent Falls and Health Care Use in Older Adults?

Goldberg EM, Marks SJ, Resnik LJ, Long, S, Mellot H, Merchant RC (2020). Annals of Emergency Medicine https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2020.07.025

Article Summary:  This is an article reporting a randomized control trial at 2 urban academic emergency departments to determine if an ED-initiated fall prevention program can reduce future ED visits and hospitalizations for older adults.  110 community dwelling older adults were randomized to usual care in the ED versus a consultation with pharmacy and physical therapy while in the ED after a fall.  Compared with usual care participants, the intervention patients were half as likely to have an ED revisit within 6 months, and one third as likely to have a future fall-specific ED visit within 6 months.

Bio:  Liz Goldberg, MD, ScM is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown University. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Miami University of Ohio, her Doctor of Medicine from Tel Aviv University, and her Master of Epidemiology at Brown University. She completed residency training at Brown University and was chief resident. She completed her post-doctoral training (AHRQ T32) in aging research at the Center of Gerontology and Healthcare Research at the Brown School of Public Health. She has been funded by several federal, foundation, and departmental grants. In 2017 she was awarded a GEMSSTAR (Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Award), which funded GAPcare, an Emergency Department-based randomized controlled trial of a fall prevention intervention. She is also the recipient of the Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging, which funds GAPcare II and combines a fall prevention intervention with the Apple Watch for improved fall outcome assessment. She is currently leads the Rhode Island implementation of EQUiPPED – Enhancing the Quality of Prescribing Practices for Older Adults Discharged from the Emergency Department. Dr. Goldberg’s specific areas of interest include improving care for older adults and public health interventions to enhance longevity and healthy aging.

Twitter Handle @LizGoldbergEM


Previous AGEM Author Spotlight Articles

February 2020

GAPcare: The Geriatric Acute and Post-Acute Fall Prevention Intervention in the Emergency Department: Preliminary Data.
Goldberg EM, Marks SJ, Ilegbusi A, Resnik L, Strauss DH, Merchant RC.
J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Jan;68(1):198-206. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16210. Epub 2019 Oct 17.
PMID: 31621901

January 2020

Concepts in Practice: Geriatric Emergency Departments.

Southerland LTLo AXBiese KArendts GBanerjee JHwang UDresden SArgento VKennedy MShenvi CLCarpenter CRAnn Emerg Med. 2020 Feb;75(2):162-170.

November 2019

Association of Emergency Clinicians' Assessment of Mortality Risk With Actual 1-Month Mortality Among Older Adults Admitted to the Hospital. 
Ouchi, K. et. al. (2019) JAMA Network Open.

August 2019

Managing the Elderly Emergency Department Patient
Shenvi, C. L., & Platts-Mills, T. F. (2019) Annals of Emergency Medicine.

February 2019

Exploring Older Adult ED Fall Patients' Understanding of Their Fall: A Qualitative Study.
Shankar KN, Taylor D, Rizzo CT, Liu SW. Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation. 2017 Dec;8(4):231-237

November 2018
Common Medication Management Approaches for Older Adults in the Emergency Department.
Dresden SM, Allen K, Lyden AE. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 2018 Aug;34(3):415-433

April 2018
Telephone Follow‐Up for Older Adults Discharged to Home from the Emergency Department: A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial
Biese KJ, Busby-Whitehead J, Cai J, Stearns SC, Roberts E, Mihas P, Emmet D, Zhou Q, Farmer F, Kizer JS.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2018 March; 66(3): 452-458

March 2018
An Emergency Department Observation Unit Is a Feasible Setting for Multidisciplinary Geriatric Assessments in Compliance With the Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines
Southerland LT, Vargas AJ, Nagaraj L, Gure TR, Caterino JM. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2018 Jan; 25(1): 76-82

February 2018
Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations: Transitional Care Nurses and Hospital Use
Hwang U, Dresden SM, Rosenberg MS, Garrido MM, Loo G, Sze J, Gravenor S, Courtney DM, Kang R, Zhu CW, Vargas-Torres C, Grudzen CR, Richardson LD; GEDI WISE Investigators

January 2018

Major trauma in the older patient: Evolving trauma care beyond management of bumps and bruises
Carpenter CR, Arendts G, Hullick C , Nagaraj, Cooper Z, Burkett E

December 2017

Emergency Department Pain Management Following Implementation of a Geriatric Hip Fracture Program
Casey SD, Stevenson DE,  Mumma BE, Slee C, Wolinsky PR, Hirsch CH,Tyler K

November 2017

Emergency Medical Services Perspectives on Identifying and Reporting Victims of Elder Abuse
Rosen T; Lien C, Stern ME, Bloemen EM, Mysliwiec R, McCarthy TJ, Clark S, Mulcare MR, Ribaudo DS, Lachs MS, Pillemer K, Flomenbaum NE

October 2017

Discrepancies between information provided and information required by emergency physicians for long-term care patients
Evans CS; Timothy Platts-Mills, MD, MSc; Fernandez AR; Grover JM; Cabanas JG; Patel MD; Vilke GM; Brice JH

September 2017

Discrepancies between information provided and information required by emergency physicians for long-term care patients
Parshar R, McLeod S,Don Melady, MSc, MD, 

August 2017

The Effect of Older Age on EMS Use for Transportation to an Emergency Department
Manish N. Shah, MD, MPH; Jones CMC; Wasserman EB, Li T, Amidon A, Abbot, M

July 2017

Serious conditions for ED elderly fall patients: a secondary analysis of the Basel Non-Specific Complaints study
Shan W. Liu MD, SD; Jiraporn Sri-On MD, Gregory Philip Tirrell MS, Christian Nickel MD, Roland Bingisser MD

June 2017

Accuracy of Current Diagnostic Criteria for Acute Bacterial Infection in Older Adults in the Emergency Department
Jeffrey Caterino, MD; Robert Leininger, MD; David M. Kline, PhD; Lauren T. Southerland, MD; Salman Khaliqdina, MBBS; Christopher W. Baugh, MD, MBA; Daniel J. Pallin, MD, MPH; Kurt B. Stevenson, MD, MPH

May 2017

Factors Associated with Hospital Admission for Older Adults Receiving Care in U.S. Emergency Departments
Alexander X. Lo, MD, PhD; Kellie L. Flood, MD; Kevin Biese, MD, MAT; Timothy F. Platts-Mills, MD, MSc; John P. Donnelly, MSPH; Christoper R. Carpenter, MD, MS

April 2017

Emergency Department Visits Without Hospitalization Are Associated With Functional Decline in Older Persons
Justine M. Nagurney, MD; William Fleischman, MD, MHS; Ling Han, MD, PhD; Linda Leo-Summers, MPH, Heather G. Allore, PhD; Thomas M. Gill, MD

Improving Pain Relief in Elder Patients (I-PREP): An Emergency Department Education and Quality Intervention
Teresita M. Hogan, MD; Michael D. Howell, MD; John F. Cursio, PhD; Alexandra Wong, BA; William Dale, MD 

March 2017

Exploring Delirium's Heterogeneity: Association Between Arousal Subtypes at Initial Presentation and 6-Month Mortality in Older Emergency Department Patients
Jin H. Han, MD, MSc; Nathan E. Brummel, MD, MSCI; Rameela Chandrasekhar, PhD; Jo Ellen Wilson, MD; Xulei Liu, MS; Eduard E. Vasilevskis, MD, MPH; Timothy D. Girard, MD, MSCI; Maria E. Carlo, MD; Robert S. Dittus, MD, MPH; John F. Schnelle, PhD; E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH

December 2016

Feasibility of nurses measuring gait speed in older community-dwelling Emergency Department patients
Paula W. Tucker, DNP, FNP-BC; Dian Dowling Evans, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAANP; Carolyn K. Clevenger, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP; Michelle Ardisson, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC; Ula Hwang, MD, MPH, FACEP 

October 2016

Effect of Geriatric-Specific Trauma Triage Criteria on Outcomes in Injured Older Adults: A Statewide Retrospective Cohort Study
Jeffrey M. Caterino, MD, MPH; Nicole Brown, MS; Maya W Hamilton, BA; Brian Ichwan, MD; Salman Khaliqdina, MBBS; David C. Evans, MD; Subrahmanyan Darbha, MS; Ashish R. Panchal, MD, PhD; Manish N. Shah, MD, MPH

October 2013

Geriatric Department Guidelines
Mark S. Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, Christopher R. Carpenter, MD, MSc, FACEP, Marilyn Bromley, RN, BS, Jeffrey M. Caterino, MD, MPH, FACEP, Audrey Chun, MD, Lowell Gerson, PhD, Jason Greenspan, MD, FACEP, Ula Hwang, MD, FACEP, David P. John, MD, FACEP, Joelle Lichtman, MA, William L. Lyons, MD, Betty Mortensen, RN, MS, BSN, FACHE, Timothy F. Platts-Mills, MD, MSc, Luna C. Ragsdale, MD, MPH, FACEP, Julie Rispoli, David C. Seaberg, MD, CPE, FACEP, Scott T. Wilber, MD, MPH, FACEP