In 2006, 42% of Americans age 75 years and over living in the community reported having a limitation in their usual activity due to a chronic condition, compared with 13%… [ Get More Details ]
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.
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In 2006, Alzheimer’s disease became the 6th leading cause of death, compared to its ranking of 7th in 2005. Diabetes, ranked 6th in 2005, became the 7th leading cause in… [ Get More Details ]