Acute Care for Elders (ACE Units) have been around for over a quarter of a century. Randomized trials of ACE units date back to 1996 when Seth Landefeld and colleagues published a study in NEJM showing that they improve basic activities of daily living at discharge and can reduce the frequency of discharge to long-term care institutions. On today’s podcast we talk about ACE units with geriatricians Kellie Flood and Stephanie Rogers. They recently published a paper in JAGS looking at the current landscape of ACE units in the US.
Links: GeriPal (1/2023)