Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Out-of-Pocket Spending on Health Care by Medicare Beneficiaries, by Type of Expenditure, 2003

Caplan, Craig, and Normandy Brangan. Out-of-Pocket Spending on Health Care by Medicare Beneficiaries Age 65 and Older in 2003. Washington, DC: AARP; September 2004. http://www.aarp.org/research/medicare/outofpocket/aresearch-import-912-DD101.html

Reference

Title
Out-of-Pocket Spending on Health Care by Medicare Beneficiaries Age 65 and Older in 2003
Publication
Data Digest: AARP Public Policy Institute
Publisher
AARP
Publication Date
September 2004
Authors
Caplan, Craig, and Normandy Brangan
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • From 2004-2005, 25% of 65-74 year olds and 60% of adults aged 85 and older reported a limitation of activity due to chronic conditions.  
  • Costs for hospital stays with the six most expensive principal procedures: United States, 1999-2006  
  • Physician and Home Health Care Visits Increase with the Number of Chronic Conditions  
  • Spending for two Medicaid services is expected to accelerate in 2006: home health care (from 14% in 2005 to 19.8% in 2006), and other personal health care (from 8.1% in…  
  • Chronically ill patients receive only about 55% of all clinically recommended care.