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.

  • Journal Article

    Dementia Is More Prevalent Among Rural Seniors

    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.

    Dec 20, 2017

  • Report

    Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Fall Prevention Intervention

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

    Oct 26, 2016

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