Posts Tagged Aging

Creating age-friendly health systems

More than 46 million Americans are ages 65 and older, and that number is projected to double to more than 98 million by 2060. To ensure that older adult patients receive quality care – care that anticipates their needs and engages them and their

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AHA Issue Brief: Meeting complex needs of older adults across care settings

A new American Hospital Association issue brief offers a prototype practice model to help hospitals and health systems meet the complex needs of older adults across care settings. The model focuses health systems on knowing and acting on each older adult’s specific health outcome goals

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Inpatient volume and LOS: Your trends may not look like everyone else’s

Conventional wisdom has it that inpatient volume and length of stay (LOS) will keep trending downward as more procedures are performed in outpatient settings. But given our aging population and geographic variations, that assumption may not hold true across the board. Truven Health Analytics,

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