Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2005. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus05.pdf
Most older Americans have at least 1 chronic condition and many have multiple conditions. Among the most frequently occurring conditions older persons in 2005-2007 were: hypertension (41%), diagnosed arthritis (49%),… [ Get More Details ]
In 2001, 5% of Medicare beneficiaries accounted for 43% of Medicare spending. For these beneficiaries, health care spending averaged around $63,000 per year. The bottom 50% of beneficiaries… [ Get More Details ]
Almost 37% of older persons reported a severe disability in 2006 and 16% reported that they needed some type of assistance as a result.
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