Quality and innovations for caring hospitalized older persons in the United States
Yoo JW, Kim SJ, Geng Y, Shin HP, Nakagawa S. Quality and innovations for caring hospitalized older persons in the United States. Aging and disease. 2013 Oct 20;5(1):41-51.
Older persons are occasionally acutely ill and their hospitalizations frequently end up with complications and adverse outcomes. Medicare from U.S. federal government’s payment resource for older persons is facing financial strain. Medicare highlights both cost-saving and high quality of care while older persons are hospitalized. Several health policy changes were initiated to achieve Medicare’s goals. In response to Medicare’s health policy changes, U.S. hospital environments have been changed and these resulted in hospital quality measurements’ improvement. American seniors are facing the challenges during and around their hospital care. Several innovative measures are suggested to overcome these challenges.