Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Reduce the proportion of preventable hospitalizations in older adults with diagnosed Alzheimer's disease and other dementias

Baseline: 23.5 percent of hospitalizations in adults aged 65 years and over with diagnosed Alzheimer's disease and other dementias were preventable in 2013-15

Target: 19.1 percent

Target Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are more likely to be hospitalized. But when health care providers help people with dementia manage their condition, it’s often possible to prevent or shorten these hospitalizations. Evidence suggests that coordinated care models in primary care settings can reduce the risk of hospitalization in people with dementia.