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Authors

  1. Maxwell, Cathy A. PhD, RN
  2. Mion, Lorraine C. PhD, RN, FAAN
  3. Dietrich, Mary S. PhD
  4. Fallon, William F. MD, MBA
  5. Minnick, Ann PhD, RN, FAAN

Abstract

Cognitive and functional impairments are leading predictors of poor outcomes in hospitalized older adults. This study reports adoption rates of 9 Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders quality indicators in a sample of US hospitals (N = 128). Chief nursing officers were surveyed using a 6-point scale (no activity to full implementation) for each Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders quality indicator. Adoption rates were low, highlighting the need for greater efforts to heighten awareness among senior executives and nursing leaders.