Elderly Patients Steered Away From Top Hospitals

Despite having the same odds at recovery, elderly trauma patients are being steered away from top trauma hospitals while younger patients are getting the better care. A new study finds emergency medical personnel are systematically discriminating against seniors. The study examined 10 years of data from ambulance trips in the state of Maryland and found that nearly half of all patients over 65 were not sent to designated trauma centers for care compared to only 18% of younger trauma victims.

 

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