Enhancing Use of Clinical Preventive Services Among Older Adults

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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Reviewed: March 2011

This report highlights gaps in the use of preventive services among older adults. It provides state and national self-reported data for adults age 65 and older who aren’t getting recommended services. The report offers 8 indicators for monitoring older adults’ use of preventive services:

  • 2 vaccinations for flu and pneumococcal disease 
  • 5 screenings for early detection of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, diabetes, lipid disorders, and osteoporosis 
  • 1 counseling service for smoking cessation

The report also provides examples of activities and interventions focused on increasing the use of preventive services in diverse communities.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Administration on Aging, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (2011). Enhancing use of clinical preventive services among older adults. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/aging/agingdata/data-portal/clinical-preventive-services.html