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21.10.2017 07.27 GMT+0000

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Healthcare for the Elderly: When Less is More

Healthcare for the Elderly: When Less is More

A recent article (politico.com) discusses a number of important issues regarding the unique health care needs of the aged. The overall framework of the article is that, in the case of health care for the aged, “less is more.” The points raised in this article should be considered by anyone with an interest in those covered by Medicare: •      It is estimated that a significant portion (between 25 percent and 33 percent) of health care services provided in the U.S. are unnecessary. Unnecessary care has both financial and health implications. The financial implications are straightforward – eliminating unnecessary care could help reduce the cost of healthcare in the U.S. However, unnecessary procedures and medications also pose an extra threat to the physical...