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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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    Journal Article

    Dementia Is More Prevalent Among Rural Seniors

    Dec 20, 2017

    A nationally representative study of 16,000 U.S. seniors is the first to show that dementia and cognitive impairment are more common among rural seniors than their urban peers. However, rural investments in boosting high school graduation rates have narrowed the gap.

  • Home health worker speaking with elderly woman in her home

    Report

    Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Fall Prevention Intervention

    Oct 26, 2016

    An evaluation of a fall prevention intervention found no significant reduction in health care costs or emergency room visits for fall-related injuries.

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