In 2002, older people made up 13% of the U.S. population yet accounted for 36% of all hospital stays, 49% of all days of hospital care, and 50% of all… [ Get More Details ]
12.1% of noninstitutionalized Americans in 2003 had activity limitations caused by chronic conditions.
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In 2005 older Americans averaged $4,331 in out-of-pocket health care expenditures, an increase of 57% since 1995. In contrast, the total population spent considerably less, averaging $2,766 in out-of-pocket… [ Get More Details ]