AAIC 2016 News - Focus on Health Policy and Health Economics

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For further information see attached AAIC 2016 Press Release

  • Study suggests treating people with Alzheimer’s may increase survival and incur less cost of care
  • More than 369,000 U.S. hospital admissions of people with Alzheimer’s in 2013 were potentially avoidable; these preventable hospital visits cost Medicare $2.6 billion.
  • The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) offers an opportunity to establish a cognitive baseline, identify changes over time, and detect cognitive impairment. The AWV is being successfully implemented on a wide scale by a large Midwestern health system. The study shows that better communications are needed to draw more males, African-Americans, Hispanics, and older people into the program.
  • To advance the global dementia research agenda, the World Health Organization has identified priority areas for focus and investment by funders, researchers and policymakers by a globally representative and systematic mechanism.

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