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The rising number of geriatric patients with complex, chronic, and often multiple health conditions presents numerous policy challenges. RAND has conducted the most comprehensive examination of the quality of medical care provided to the vulnerable elderly and coordinates interdisciplinary research centers to develop and study innovative clinical and health services interventions to improve health care outcomes for geriatric patients.

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    Improving Health Care Quality for Vulnerable Elders

    Dec 24, 2013

    RAND developed and tested quality indicators, creating a comprehensive assessment system to help inform both health care providers and consumers about improving quality of care for the vulnerable elderly.

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    Dementia Blueprint

    Jun 23, 2014

    Annual costs of dementia exceed those of cancer and heart disease and will only continue to rise as the nation's population ages. Key policy options can help strengthen and improve long-term services and supports for those with dementia and their caregivers.

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