Mind the Gap: The Quality Improvement Journey of Grand Junction's Frailty Workgroup to Impact the Social Determinant of Health

Mind the Gap: The Quality Improvement Journey of Grand Junction's Frailty Workgroup to Impact the Social Determinant of Health

On-Demand Webcast
Speaker

Patrick W. Page, MD

ABSTRACT

The electronic frailty index has shown the strongest predictive value of adverse outcomes for the elderly population. Most PCMH systems and governmental quality improvement metrics are disease focused and do not account for social determinants of health. This session will describe the accumulated deficit theory of frailty, its predictive power and impact on case plans for the elderly; assess the medical neighborhood’s obstacles to planned patient-centered care for the frail population; identify local collaboration partners to improve quality of care across the spectrum of care for the frail population.