Members in Action: Age-friendly care improves outcomes for geriatric fractures

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Geriatric Fracture Program prioritizes the care needs of patients age 65 and over who are admitted to the hospital with bone fractures.

Within the program’s first year, patients’ lengths of stay in the hospital were reduced by more than 10%; the direct cost of patient care decreased by more than 12%. During the pandemic, the Los Angeles-based medical system credits its implementation of the Age-Friendly Health Systems Initiative’s 4Ms Framework – What Matters, Medications, Mentation and Mobility – to making virtual care successful.

Read more in this case study from AHA’s The Value Initiative.