Overview

Status

Language

English

Description

The Vulnerable Elders Survey (VES-13) is a simple function-based tool for screening community-dwelling populations to identify older persons at risk for health deterioration. The VES considers age, self-rated health, limitations in physical function, and functional disabilities.

Abstract

To develop the quality-of-care assessment system for ill older persons, a panel of nationally renowned geriatrics experts identified the medical conditions prevalent among the elderly that contribute to morbidity, mortality and functional decline, for which effective methods of treatment or prevention exist. For each condition, the RAND team developed quality of care indicators, which were finalized by expert panels and translated into a data collection instrument. This survey was used to assess quality of care for vulnerable older members of two managed care organizations.

Authors

RAND

Characteristics

Domains Physical Function, Age, Quality of Care Assessment
Target Population

Older Adult Population

Evaluated via ORE No
Conditions General

License

License Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike 3.0 United States