Of the total health care spending in Medicare households, 62.9% is spent on health insurance premiums, 18.1% is spent on prescription drugs, 15.3% is spent on medical services, and 3.8%… [ Get More Details ]
The lowest average annual cost for a private room (single occupancy) in a Medicare certified nursing facility is in Louisiana and Missouri (excluding St. Louis and Kansas City) at a… [ Get More Details ]
Growth of chronic conditions in older adults
The percentage of adults age 65 and older with multiple chronic conditions grew from 37.2% in 1999-2000, to 45.3% in 2009-2010.
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Based on preliminary data from 2004, the top 15 causes of death in the United States in 2004 were:
1. Disease of the heart – 654,092 deaths
2. Malignant neoplasms – 550-270… [ Get More Details ]