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Cost-Effective Care Coordination for People With Dementia at Home

January 1, 2020

By Amber Willink, PhD, et al.

Maximizing Independence (MIND) at Home Dementia Care Coordination Program

Subject: People with dementia (PWD) represent some of the highest-need and highest-cost individuals living in the community. Maximizing Independence (MIND) at Home is a potentially cost-effective and scalable home-based dementia care coordination program that uses trained, nonclinical community workers as the primary contact between the PWD and their care partner, supported by a multidisciplinary clinical team with expertise in dementia care.

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Aspirin and Mortality in the Healthy Elderly

September 26, 2018

By ASPREE Investigator Group

Effect of Aspirin on All-Cause Mortality in the Healthy Elderly

Subject: In the primary analysis of the Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) trial, now published in the Journal, we report that the daily use of aspirin did not provide a benefit with regard to the primary end point of disability-free survival among older adults. A numerically higher rate of the secondary end point of death from any cause was observed with aspirin than with placebo.

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Opioid-Related Crime and Older People

March 5, 2018

By Thomas Goldsmith

Opioid-related Crime Takes Toll on Older People Across NC

Subject: North Carolina's opioid epidemic is putting major burdens on many older residents, their families, law enforcement, social services and other parts of society.

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Rural Health Care Provider Shortages

March 2, 2018

By Rose Hoban

Wanted: Rural Health Providers, But Few Answer the Call

Subject: Several legislative committees have been examining the problem of health care provider shortages in rural North Carolina. And the answers they're getting point to complicated - and potentially expensive - answers.

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Preparing for Better Health and Health Care for an Aging Population

September 19, 2016

By John W. Rowe, Lisa Berkman, Linda Fried, Terry Fulmer, James Jackson Mary Naylor, William Novelli, ay Olshansky, and Robyn Stone

A Vital Direction for Health and Health Care

Subject: The proportion of the US population over 65 years old is increasing dramatically, and the group over 85 years old, the "oldest old," is the most rapidly growing segment. People who survive into higher ages in America, which itself is an aging society, face a suite of competing forces that will yield healthy life extension for some and life extension accompanied by notable increases in frailty and disability for many.

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Population Health
Struggling To Build
Community Connections

September 16, 2017

By Stephen Ross Johnson

Population health: Providers still struggling to build community connections

Subject: The slow move away from a fee-for-service payment model toward value-based reimbursement in recent years has for many healthcare providers been a key incentive behind their focus on exploring different ways to improve the health of the communities they serve.

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