Silver Book Fact

In 2004, approximately 8% of those 65 and older incurred no prescription drug costs, but close to 24% incurred $2,500 or more that year.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, DC: US Government Priting Office; 2010. http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/main_site/default.aspx

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Publisher
US Government Priting Office
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Deaths and death rates for 2006 and age-adjusted death rates and percentage changes in age-adjusted rates from 2005 to 2006 for the 15 leading causes of death: United States, final…  
  • Medicare-covered hospital and skilled nursing facility stays per 1,000 Medicare enrollees age 65 and over in fee-for-service, 1992-2005  
  • Public-sector spending on health care increased 7.7% in 2005, compared with 7.8% in 2004.  
  • In 2004, nursing home and home health care cost the nation $158.4 billion.  
  • By 2020, 81 million people will have 2 or more chronic conditions.