Silver Book Fact

Quality-of-care scores were found to decline with age. The percentage of recommended care received by individuals age 18-30 was 57.5%, compared to 52.1% for those 65 and older.

Asch S, Kerr E, Keesey J, Adams J, et al. Who Is at Greatest Risk for Receiving Poor-Quality Health Care?. NEJM. 2006; 354: 1147-1156. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/354/11/1147

Reference

Title
Who Is at Greatest Risk for Receiving Poor-Quality Health Care?
Publication
NEJM
Publisher
MA Medical Society
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Asch S, Kerr E, Keesey J, Adams J, et al
Pages
1147-1156
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • The national median rate for a semi-private nursing home room in 2011 was $193/day.  
  • Out-of-pocket spending grew 5.3% in 2007, compared to 3.3% in 2006. This acceleration was mostly due to increased payments for prescription drugs, nursing home services, and nondurable medical supplies.  
  • 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%),…  
  • In 2005, health costs incurred on average by older consumers consisted of $2,617 (60%) for insurance, $887 (20%) for drugs, $663 (15.3%) for medical services, and $164 (4%) for medical…  
  • Growth in hospital spending is expected to increase from 7% (2006) to 7.5% in 2007–partially because of higher Medicaid payment rates.