AJMC September 4, 2022
The multidisciplinary home care program aims to improve health outcomes and functioning while reducing health care use and preventing long-term nursing home placement.
A retrospective cohort study evaluated outcomes of a multidisciplinary model of care developed to serve the primary care needs of low-income older adults that was adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 1 facility.
Compared with younger veterans, older veterans are more likely to use more health care services, have more impairments that hinder daily functioning, have comorbidities, and have a higher risk of adverse health outcomes. This trend will accelerate as by 2028 one-third of the veteran population is expected to be 75 years or older.
The Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of Elders...