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Congressional Report on the Feasibility of Establishing a Uniform National Database on Elder Abuse

Publication Date
Feb 28, 2010

In 2006, as part of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, Congress directed the Secretary of HHS to conduct a study, in consultation with the Attorney General, assessing current elder abuse data collection systems and examining the feasibility of establishing a uniform national elder abuse database to improve the quality and accessibility of data (P.L. 109-432). ASPE contracted with the Lewin Group to conduct research in support of this effort. The report, which summarizes the findings of that research, is scheduled for release once receiving Departmental clearance. [62 PDF pages]