Why Age-Friendly Health Care Makes Good Business Sense

By: Institute for Healthcare Improvement

By the year 2030, the number of people age 65 and older in the United States is expected to exceed the number of children for the first time in history. It’s no surprise then, that Medicare spending growth is projected to exceed growth of other health care spending in the coming decade as health care organizations work to serve the needs of an older population.

Mindful of these trends, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a leader in health and health care improvement worldwide, has released a new resource for health care organizations looking to provide age-friendly care for older patients in the context of moving from volume to value in all areas of health care delivery. The Business Case for Becoming an Age-Friendly Health System helps health systems leaders calculate the return on investment from putting evidence-based care into practice for older adults.

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