Older Person

The standard set

The ICHOM Standard Set for Older person is the result of hard work by a group of leading physicians, measurement experts and patients. It is our recommendation of the outcomes that matter most to persons with Older person. We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their patients.

1 Tracked via the UCLA 3-item Loneliness Scale

2 Tracked via the 36-Item Short Form Survey Instrument Version 1 (SF-36)

3 Tracked via the SF-36

4 Tracked via the SF-36

5 Tracked via the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit

6 Tracked by the Zarit Burden Interview 4-item screening questionnaire

7 Tracked via the Canadian Study on Health & Aging Clinical Frailty Scale


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Available materials:

  • Flyer – a brief overview of the most important outcomes for patients relating to this ICHOM Standard Set.
  • Reference Guide – a complete overview of the ICHOM Standard Set, including definitions for each measure and selected PROM instruments, time points for collection, and associated risk factors.
  • Data Dictionary – an index of the outcomes and case-mix variables included in the standard set, how to code them, and the information you need to collect when implementing the outcomes in practice.
  • Press Release
  • Published Articles
  • Additional materials

Team that developed this standard


Ian Cameron | University of Sydney
Cathie Sherrington | The George Institute for Global Health, University of Sydney


Sheila Shaibu | Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing


Samir Sinha | Mount Sinai and University Health Network Hospitals
Donna Haslehurst* | Older Person


Claudia Bausewein | LMU Munich University Hospital


Nienk de Vries | Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Francesco Mattace Raso | Erasmus University Medical Center
Marleen Harkes | Rotterdam


Diana Rodríguez Hurtado | Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia


Anne Ekdahl | Section of Clinical Geriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society; Karolinska Institute


Liang-Kung Chen | Ageing and Health Research Center, National Yang Ming University
George Yi* | Family caregiver


Mike Martin | University of Zurich

United Kingdom

Asan Akpan | Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Jay Banerjee | University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Barbara Batty | Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Diane Bell | COBIC
David Bramley | NHS England
Arnold Fertig | Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
Jonathon Hope | NHS England
Helen Lyndon | NHS England
Jenny Shand | UCL Partners
Gill Turner | British Geriatrics Society
John Young | University of Leeds and NHS England

*Patient representative

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