Jul 25, 2019
Medicare Advantage data from 2015 to 2016 reveals a slight decrease in hospital stays, while visits to a health care professional, emergency department visits, and other outpatient visits increased slightly.
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: