In Case You Missed It: New and Noteworthy This Week

This regular blog series is a roundup of recent news items and developments that I found interesting and would like to share.

This article on the rights of elderly women highlights an important and mostly hidden face of aging and women’s issues. Women’s rights are but one facet of a complex social problem involving the rights of elders. Elders, both men and women, are subject to financial exploitation and abuse. These problems, particularly those of women discussed here, are not well documented. Means of social protection for the elderly are often poorly designed or absent. Older Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: Twenty Years after Beijing

Please see this important article on outcomes measures and their importance for value based health. Improving quality in health services requires robust means to measure outcomes. Standardizing Patient Outcomes Measurement

Older shoppers make good online customers! The Silver Blog

Tomorrow’s World: The Future of Aging in the UK

Please see these new and thoughtful articles from Stuart Butler at Brookings on long term care. JAMA Forum: Consensus Plans Emerge to Tackle Long Term Care Costs and Three Ways to Move the Conversation on Public Health Forward

A perspective on advancing age. Let’s adopt the term!! Life as the Ninth Inning Nears