Professor Olivier Beauchet

Olivier BeauchetBiography

Dr. Beauchet holds a MD degree from the University of St-Etienne University (1999) and completed a specialty in Neurology and Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at St-Etienne University (France). In parallel, he holds a Master of Science in neuropsychology and a PhD in Human Motricity and handicap at St-Etienne University (France). Since 2015, he has been a full Professor of Geriatrics at McGill University and the holder of the Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Chair in Geriatric Medicine (Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada). He is also the director of Centre of Excellence on Longevity of the integrated university health network (RUIS) McGill (Quebec, Canada), a staff Physician and a senior researcher Institute Lady Davis for Medical Research at Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) and is a visiting Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University,  Singapore.

Innovation Summary

Emergency Room Evaluation and Recommendations (ER2)

McGill UniversityER2 is a simple and standardized clinical tool with two consecutive parts: a brief assessment followed by related recommendations for interventions. The ER2 assessment consists in 6 simple closed-ended format questions (yes versus no) and provide a risk stratification in three levels based on a score on 14 (low risk: 0 to 3; moderate risk: 4 and 5, high risk: ≥6). Positive answers to ER2-items trigger specific recommendations for immediate and easy-to-apply interventions.

Evaluation. Usability of ER2 by ED nurses in daily practice who they took care of older (≥75) ED users in the ED of Jewish general hospital (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has been examined in a pilot study. The results showed 1) a good usability (up to 40% of older ED users assessed, all ER2 items filled, average filling time: 3 minutes) and 2) confirmed the usefulness of ER2.

Impact For innovations. The pilot phase performed at Jewish general hospital (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) demonstrated that 1) ER2 risk stratification predicts significantly long ED and hospital stay as well as hospital admission in frailer older ED users, and 2) ER2 recommendations for interventions decreased significantly the hospital length of stay (3 days when patients were admitted to hospital).