“The United States spends more on health per capita than any other country, and health spending continues to increase rapidy. Much of this spending is for care that controls or… [ Get More Details ]
Spending on prescription drugs is projected to grow 3.5% in 2008–a slowdown of 1.4% from 2007–and reach $235.4 billion. Drug spending growth is expected to rebound to 4.5% in… [ Get More Details ]
In 2003, 45.8% of the American population (civilian, noninstitutionalized) made 1 – 3 health care visits (visits to doctor’s offices, emergency departments, or home visits); 24.8% made 4 – 9;… [ Get More Details ]
In 2005, health costs incurred on average by older consumers consisted of $2,617 (60%) for insurance, $887 (20%) for drugs, $663 (15.3%) for medical services, and $164 (4%) for medical… [ Get More Details ]
Impact of family caregiving on individual health
Family caregivers commonly experience poor health and are at increased risk for heart disease, poor immune function, fatigue, depression, and more.
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