The 90-and-older population accounted for 2.8 percent of the older population in 1980 and in 2010, they represented 4.7 percent.
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Older population in the US, 1900-2008
The older population in the U.S. is growing older. In 2008, the 65-74 age group was 9.5 times larger than in 1900. In contrast, the 75-84 age group was 17… [ Get More Details ]
Risk-adjusted mortality ratios in hospitals
Based on 2000-2002 mortality rates for Medicare beneficiaries, there is a 33-percentage point spread between the risk-adjusted mortality ratios achieved in the best 10% of hospitals and the bottom 10%.… [ Get More Details ]