Andrea Tricco, St. Michael's Hospital (IMAGE) St. Michael's Hospital Caption "We showed that patients who had better co-ordinated care were 20 percent less likely to be admitted into hospital," said Dr. Andrea Tricco, the lead author of the study and a scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital. "Among the elderly, such strategies also decreased emergency department use by 31 percent." Credit Antonia Giroux Photography Usage Restrictions Please provide attribution License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.