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Becoming an Age-Friendly Health System:
Rethinking how we care for older adults at Banner University Medical Center

What are Age-Friendly Health Systems and Why are They Important?

  • We live in a rapidly aging society, and over 2/3 of older adults live with 2+ chronic conditions and complex social issues
  • Older adults have higher health care utilization, and experience higher health care-related harm, delay and discoordination.

An Age-Friendly Health System puts into practice specific, evidence-based geriatric best-practice interventions: The “4Ms” Model – Medications, Mobility, Mentation and What Matters Most - to achieve better outcomes, reduced waste, increased use of cost-effective services, and improved reputation

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