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Prevention

OA-1 Increase the proportion of older adults who use the Welcome to Medicare benefit
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Baseline: 6.4 percent of older adults used the Welcome to Medicare benefit in 2008
Target: 7.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Medicare Administrative Data, CMS
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OA-2 Increase the proportion of older adults who are up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services
Baseline: 46.3 percent of males aged 65 years and older were up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services in 2008
Target: 50.9 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), CDC/PHSIPO
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Baseline: 47.9 percent of females aged 65 years and older were up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services in 2008
Target: 52.7 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), CDC/PHSIPO
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OA-4 Increase the proportion of older adults who receive Diabetes Self-Management Benefits
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Baseline: 2.0 percent of adults aged 65 years and older received Diabetes Self-Management Benefits in 2008
Target: 2.2 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Medicare Administrative Data, CMS
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OA-5 Reduce the proportion of older adults who have moderate to severe functional limitations
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Baseline: 29.3 percent of older adults had moderate to severe functional limitations in 2007 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 26.4 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), CMS
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Baseline: 32.6 percent of older adults with reduced physical or cognitive function engaged in light, moderate, or vigorous leisure-time physical activities in 2008
Target: 35.9 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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OA-7 Increase the proportion of the health care workforce with geriatric certification
Baseline: 2.7 percent of physicians had geriatric certification in 2009
Target: 3.0 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the United States, American Medical Association (AMA)
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Baseline: 4.3 percent of psychiatrists had geriatric certification in 2009
Target: 4.7 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the United States, American Medical Association (AMA)
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Baseline: 1.4 percent of registered nurses had geriatric certification in 2004
Target: 1.5 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses (NSSRN), HRSA/BHPr
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Baseline: 0.20 percent of dentists had geriatric certification in 2007
Target: 0.22 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Distribution of Dentists in the United States by Region and State, American Dental Association (ADA)
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Baseline: 0.6 percent of physical therapists had geriatric certification in 2009
Target: 0.7 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
American Physical Therapy Association and American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
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Baseline: 0.30 percent of registered dieticians had geriatric certification in 2009
Target: 0.33 percent
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
American Dietetic Association and Commission on Dietetic Registration
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Long-Term Services and Supports

Baseline: 985.8 pressure ulcer-related hospitalizations per 100,000 persons aged 65 years and older occurred in 2007
Target: 887.3 pressure ulcer-related hospitalizations per 100,000 persons aged 65 years and older
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project-Nationwide Inpatient Sample (HCUP-NIS), AHRQ; Population Estimates, Census
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Baseline: 5,235.1 ED visits per 100,000 due to falls occurred among older adults in 2007 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 4,711.6 ED visits per 100,000 due to falls among older adults
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), CDC/NCHS
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OA-12 Increase the number of States, the District of Columbia, and Tribes that collect and make publicly available information on the characteristics of victims, perpetrators, and cases of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation
Baseline: 3 States collected and made publicly available information on the characteristics of victims, perpetrators, and cases of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in 2004
Target: 4 (States and the District of Columbia)
Target-Setting Method: 10 percent improvement
Data Sources:
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), AoA
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