The percentage of adults 66 years and older who had each of the following during the measurement year. Report each of the four rates separately.
- Advance care planning
- Medication review
- Functional status assessment
- Pain assessment
Why It Matters
As the population ages, physical and cognitive function can decline and pain becomes more prevalent. Older adults may also have more complex medication regimens . Consideration should be given to an individual’s own choices about end-of-life care; advance care plans should be executed. Screening of elderly patients is effective in identifying functional decline1. This measure ensures that older adults receive the care they need to optimize quality of life.
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- Extermann, et al., ”Use of comprehensive geriatric assessment in older cancer patients: Recommendations from the task force on CGA of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG).” Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology 55(2005) 241 – 252.