Publications

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MediCaring Communities Book

Online Article, Other


June 15, 2016

MediCaring Communities: Getting What We Want and Need in Frail Old Age at an Affordable Cost

The Aging Network in Transition: Hanging in the Balance

PDF Publication


January 27, 2016

Despite the challenges of perennially low funding levels and the lack of federal investment in the development of infrastructure and technology for the aging network, it is showing signs of significant progress in developing relationships with a diverse array of health care organizations.

IOM Report Provides Roadmap for End-of-Life Care

PDF Publication


September 17, 2014

Americans express strong views when asked about the care they want to receive when they are seriously ill and approaching death.

Dignity-Driven Decision Making: What is it and Why is it so Important?

Online Article, PDF Publication


June 11, 2014

Dignity-driven decision making (DDDM) is beginning to move into wider circulation in the U.S. health care system.

Assessing Care Integration for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries: A Review of Quality Measures Chosen by States in the Financial Alignment Initiative

PDF Publication


March 25, 2014

Caring for the 9 million low-income elderly or disabled adults who are eligible for full benefits under both Medicare and Medicaid can be extremely costly.

JAMA: Strategies to Ease the Burden of Family Caregivers

Online Article, PDF Publication


March 12, 2014

In this issue of JAMA, Adelman and colleagues describe an older woman who attempted suicide to escape the overwhelming burdens of caring for her ill and debilitated husband.

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

PDF Publication


March 4, 2014

Despite the availability of endorsed quality measures and widespread usage of hospice, hospice quality data are rarely available to consumers.

Quality Matters Q&A: Closing Gaps in Care with At-Home Visits

Online Article


February 28, 2014

Quality Matters asked Lynn how the U.S. health care system could do a better job of caring for these patients.

Getting the Treatment You Want: Is Anyone Listening?

Online Article, PDF Publication


December 3, 2013

Many of us – tens of millions, in fact – are on track to live into our 80s and beyond.

JAMA: Reliable and Sustainable Comprehensive Care for Frail Elderly People

Online Article


November 13, 2013

Those lucky enough to grow old—including millions of Baby Boomers—face a health care system not designed to meet the real needs of very old people for continuity of care, community-based services, access to nutrition and transportation, and help for family caregivers.

Webcast: Speak Up! Influential Women Give Voice to the Challenges of Elder Care

PDF Publication, Podcast


July 11, 2012

This webcast provides full audio and video coverage of the June 5, 2011 Altarum Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Speak Up! Influential Women Give Voice to the Challenges of Elder Care."

Webcast: The Last Word: Influential Women Discuss What Matters When Loved Ones Face Aging

Podcast


April 26, 2012

Combining elements of an informal book club meeting and an intriguing policy seminar, guest authors Muriel Gillick, Susan Jacoby, Joanne Lynn, Francine Russo, and Cheryl Woodson spoke about their work, experiences and the compelling stories that led to publications with profound implications for public policy.

Featured Publication

Projections of the Prescription Drug Share of National Health Expenditures Including Non-Retail

PDF Publication

How Much Does the U.S. Spend on Prescription Drugs? A new report from the Altarum Center for Value in Health Care examines how "non-retail" spending is allocated across national health account services categories.

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