As life expectancy continues to increase in many countries, the health care of older adults will become more challenging for providers, caregivers, and policymakers. Older adults use a large share of health care resources, and their health and functioning are seriously impacted by poor care, making them a particularly important population for quality-of-care evaluation.

RAND Health Care studies many facets of aging and health, including:

  • chronic condition management
  • clinical care quality
  • nursing home and community care
  • Medicare

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