The Value Initiative Issue Brief: Creating Value with Age-Friendly Health Systems

With the number of older adults in the United States projected to double in the next 40 years, hospitals and health systems are adapting low-tech, value-based strategies to improve patient outcomes for older adults. This issue brief highlights ways that age-friendly care’s 4Ms Framework and measures enable value, along with case examples and considerations for becoming an Age-Friendly Health System.

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