Health Leaders Media - "Hospital 'ACE' Teams Curb Adverse Events, LOS, Costs"

 – April 23, 2013  –– 

Hospitals that use special Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) teams can see a drop in a diverse events and shorter lengths of stay, even if the patients aren't housed in a dedicated unit but are scattered throughout the hospital. Researchers in a study used a mobile version of the ACE team, or MACE, at 1,200-bed Mount Sinai Hospital. The mobile unit was led by a hospitalist who specialized in geriatric medicine, along with a clinical nurse specialist who made daily rounds on patients who were not in a special physical unit of the hospital but scattered throughout the facility, says William W. Hung, MD, the study's corresponding author. Learn more