WebMD and JAHF have published a consumer survey report of older adults, "Driving Toward Age-Friendly Care for the Future." The survey asked 2,700+ older adults and family caregivers about age-friendly health systems, and their attitudes to and experiences with the “4Ms” of care—the essential set of elements that systems need to address for older adults: what matters, medication, mentation, and mobility. Data were segmented by sex, race/ethnicity, and chronic conditions, as well as other factors.
Age- Friendly Health Systems is an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States.
The goal of the initiative is to develop an Age-Friendly Health Systems framework and rapidly spread to 20 percent of U.S. hospitals and health systems by 2020.