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Actualizing Better Health And Health Care For Older Adults.

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Fulmer, T; Reuben, DB; Auerbach, J; Fick, DM; Galambos, C; Johnson, KS
Published in: Health Aff (Millwood)
February 2021

By 2030 more people in the United States will be older than age sixty-five than younger than age five. Our health care system is unprepared for the complexity of caring for a heterogenous population of older adults-a problem that has been magnified by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Here, as part of the National Academy of Medicine's Vital Directions for Health and Health Care: Priorities for 2021 initiative, we identify six vital directions to improve the care and quality of life for all older Americans. The next administration must create an adequately prepared workforce; strengthen the role of public health; remediate disparities and inequities; develop, evaluate, and implement new approaches to care delivery; allocate resources to achieve patient-centered care and outcomes, including palliative and end-of-life care; and redesign the structure and financing of long-term services and supports. If these priorities are addressed proactively, an infrastructure can be created that promotes better health and equitable, goal-directed care that recognizes the preferences and needs of older adults.

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Health Aff (Millwood)

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EISSN

1544-5208

Publication Date

February 2021

Volume

40

Issue

2

Start / End Page

219 / 225

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Quality of Life
  • Public Health
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Humans
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Policy & Services
  • Health Care Costs
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • COVID-19
 

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Fulmer, T., Reuben, D. B., Auerbach, J., Fick, D. M., Galambos, C., & Johnson, K. S. (2021). Actualizing Better Health And Health Care For Older Adults. Health Aff (Millwood), 40(2), 219–225. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2020.01470
Fulmer, Terry, David B. Reuben, John Auerbach, Donna Marie Fick, Colleen Galambos, and Kimberly S. Johnson. “Actualizing Better Health And Health Care For Older Adults.Health Aff (Millwood) 40, no. 2 (February 2021): 219–25. https://doi.org/10.1377/hlthaff.2020.01470.
Fulmer T, Reuben DB, Auerbach J, Fick DM, Galambos C, Johnson KS. Actualizing Better Health And Health Care For Older Adults. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 Feb;40(2):219–25.
Fulmer, Terry, et al. “Actualizing Better Health And Health Care For Older Adults.Health Aff (Millwood), vol. 40, no. 2, Feb. 2021, pp. 219–25. Pubmed, doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2020.01470.
Fulmer T, Reuben DB, Auerbach J, Fick DM, Galambos C, Johnson KS. Actualizing Better Health And Health Care For Older Adults. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 Feb;40(2):219–225.

Published In

Health Aff (Millwood)

DOI

EISSN

1544-5208

Publication Date

February 2021

Volume

40

Issue

2

Start / End Page

219 / 225

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Quality of Life
  • Public Health
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Humans
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Policy & Services
  • Health Care Costs
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • COVID-19