Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (ACOVE)

In 2000, RAND Health Care researchers released the first set of quality measures specifically developed for the vulnerable elderly—those most likely to die or become severely disabled in the next two years (see chart Who Are the Vulnerable Elderly? in Research Brief 9051). The Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elderly (ACOVE) indicators reflect the most comprehensive examination ever conducted of the quality of medical care provided to vulnerable older Americans (see chart What Does a Quality Indicator Look Like? in Research Brief 9051).

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