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The Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care

Pra™ and PraPlus™ Screening Instruments

The Pra™ is a screening instrument used to identify members of older populations who are at high risk for using health services heavily in the future. The Pra™ consists of

The PraPlus™ is a screening instrument used to identify members of older populations who are at high risk for using health services heavily in the future and to begin the process of evaluating their needs. The PraPlus™ consists of

The Pra™ and the PraPlus™ are protected by copyright. Any use of these instruments must be licensed.

Many organizations use the Pra™ or the PraPlus™ to screen older populations to identify individuals who are at risk for using health services heavily in the future. They then offer special forms of health care, such as case management, comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) or geriatric evaluation and management (GEM) to these at-risk individuals.

The Pra™ and PraPlus™ instruments were developed by faculty at the University of Minnesota. Their copyrights and trademarks are owned by the University of Minnesota. The principal developer of these instruments is now a professor and researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. JHU has licensed exclusive rights from the University of Minnesota to sublicense the Pra and PraPlus instruments to others.

For more information, please read the FAQs or visit the Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) website.