Strategy D. Geriatric Care Expansion

ED Utilization: Percent of emergency department visits by adults age 60 or older

64.7% 2018

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About the Indicator

As more Californians live longer lives, there is a need for more health care informed by geriatric expertise. Patterns of emergency department utilization help to demonstrate this need and how it varies around the state and over time.

This indicator measures the share of emergency department visits that are made by older adults. As this share increases, the need for emergency departments with geriatric expertise also increases. Check out the Health Reimagined Goal Page to explore dynamic visualizations and view more detailed data related to this topic.

About the Data

To learn more about our data sources and methodologies, please see the Data Dashboard for Aging - About the Data Technical Guide.

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