Should age be used to ration scarce resources during COVID-19? How should age be used, if at all, as an "up front" consideration, or a "tiebreak?" How should we account for socioeconomic determinants of health in resource allocation decision making? Dr. Timothy Farrell (Associate Professor, Geriatrics) discusses the answers to these questions and more on the GeriPal podcast. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Division of Geriatrics
The Division of Geriatrics began in 1986 and has experienced steady growth ever since. Today, the Division is home to over 25 full-time faculty members, 25 staff members, and an average of five pre and post-doctoral trainees per year. Over the last five years, research expenditures have grown substantially, from $2.4 million to $5.3 million in direct costs annually. As the population of our state and nation ages, the Division of Geriatrics strives to build on this foundation and will continue to produce outstanding researchers, educators, and clinicians. Read more.
New American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Position Statement Addresses One of Healthcare's Most Difficult Issues: Allocating Scarce Resources in the COVID-19 Era
In healthcare, the pandemic has raised the pressing question of how society should allocate scarce resources during a crisis. This is the question experts addressed today in a new position statement published by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Featuring Dr. Timothy Farrell (Associate Professor, Geriatrics), who led the writing group responsible for the statement. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
While the University Hospital’s new visitor policy has affected all patients and their families, it is especially true of those patients over the age of 70. The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) put out a call for ipads to virtually connect older adult patients with HELP volunteers, friends and family. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine