Hospitals Focus on Baby Boomers and Elderly, But Will It Boost Patients’ Health and Save Money?

Dr. Shawn Evans scrolled through the list of patients booked into the emergency department at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla on a recent morning.

Of the 18 patients on the intake screen, a third were 65 or older. Three were over 80.

“There is seldom a day when we’re not seeing five, 10 or 20 people over 90 years old in here. It’s incredible,” said Evans, who as a longtime emergency physician has a front-row seat to a dramatic shift in America’s demographics.

Read the full article at The San Diego Union-Tribune.