Silver Book Fact

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; and 13.6% had 10 or more. Only 15.8% made none.

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

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Distribution of Medicare Enrollees Age 65 and Over Using Assistive Devices and/or Receiving Personal Care for a Chronic Disability, 1984, 1989, 1994, and 1999  
  • In 2011, the median annual rate for a private nursing home was $77,745—compared to $60,225 in 2005.  
  • Major components of health care costs among Medicare enrollees age 65 and over, 1992-2006  
  • In 2006, 43.2 million Americans were covered by Medicare– 7 million disabled.  
  • In 2005, the number of physician visits was 13,914 per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.