What's New | November 25, 2009
The elderly (age 65 and over) have complex health and social needs. Almost 75 percent of the elderly have at least one chronic illness, while roughly one-half have at least two. Many elderly patients take multiple medications, with some taking as many as 10 on a daily basis.
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The featured innovations describe programs that focus on improving care coordination, influenza and pneumonia vaccination rates, and nursing home quality.
The featured QualityTools offer a range of practical resources that complement the featured innovations.
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