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We refer to our article entitled ‘Emergency Department Interventions for Frailty (EDIFY): front-door geriatric care can reduce acute admissions’, which reported a success rate of up to 81.4% in preventing acute hospital admissions in older adults, with no compromise in health outcomes such as rehospitalisation, institutionalisation and mortality.1 In this letter, we present our novel transdisciplinary care model, describing the unique role of the EDIFY pharmacist.
Front-loading geriatric assessments and interventions right from the emergency department (ED), to meet multidimensional needs of vulnerable older adults and to reduce adverse outcomes, have been coined as ‘front-door geriatrics’.2 At our centre, the EDIFY programme aims to minimise potentially avoidable acute admissions and deliver early integrated geriatric interventions at the ED. Team members consist of professionals trained in geriatric care, including a geriatrician, specialist registrar, geriatric advanced practice nurse (APN), board-certified geriatric pharmacist, and …