Citations with the tag: OLDER people -- Medical care -- United States
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- NCPA Study Says Government Blocks Senior's Access to Prescription Drugs, Not Companies.
// Insurance Advocate; 02/12/2000, Vol. 111 Issue 7, p27
No abstract available.
- HIAA Promotes Private Medigap And Medicare HMOs To Help Seniors Meet Health Care Needs.
// Insurance Advocate; 02/24/2001, Vol. 112 Issue 8, p36
Reports on the promotion of private Medigap and Medicare health maintenance organizations for seniors in the United States by the Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA). Need to examine the possible effects of any policy proposal to ensure that private coverage options will be...
- White House Unveils Interim Prescription Drug Plan For Medicare Beneficiaries.
Mangan, Joseph F. // Insurance Advocate; 7/21/2001, Vol. 112 Issue 28, p7
Cites the interim program announced by United States President George W. Bush, proposing prescription drug coverage for Medicare beneficiaries. How the drug discount plan works; Reaction of senior citizens' groups to the announcement; Position of the Citizens Against Government Waste.
- VETERANS CARE.
Mazzolini, Joan // IRE Journal; Jan/Feb2003, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p21
Looks at the status of medical care for the elderly in the U.S. as of January 1, 2003.
- Bush drug plan to help seniors.
Gardner, Jonathan // Modern Healthcare; 02/05/2001, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p14
Reports on United States President George W. Bush's proposal that would provide an amount to American states through 2004 to initiate or expand existing drug-assistance programs that help low-income seniors buy prescription drugs. View on the proposal; Medicare plan of the Democrats.
- The poor might pay to care for the rich.
Gardner, Jonathan // Ophthalmology Times; 2/13/95, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p3
Reports on the Senior Citizens' Equity Act in the United States. Encouragement for the elderly to buy private long-term care insurance; Use of Medicaid to finance benefits for upper-income individuals.
- The health burden of diabetes for the elderly in four communities.
Moritz, Deborah J.; Ostfeld, Adrian M. // Public Health Reports; Nov/Dec94, Vol. 109 Issue 6, p782
Discusses an analysis that was intended to identify health conditions accompanying diabetes in four samples of community dwelling elderly people. Percentage of respondents that reported a lifetime history of diabetes; Findings about reports of myocardial infarction, stroke and other problems in...
- The elderly receive improper prescriptions all too often.
Hurley, Mary Lou // RN; Feb95, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p78
Cites a survey by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research on inappropriate medications for the elderly in the United States. Article by S.M. Willcox et al entitled `Inappropriate drug prescribing for the community-dwelling elderly,' published in `JAMA' as source of information; Most...
- Vitamin E improves immunity in elderly patients.
Ferraro, Julia // RN; Sep97, Vol. 60 Issue 9, p17
Summarizes the article `Vitamin E supplimentation and in vivo immune response in health elderly subjects: A randomized controlled trial' by N. S. Meydani, M. Meydani, et al from the JAMA journal.
- For the elderly: Avoid overmedication.
Ferraro, Julia // Total Health; Jun95, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p12
Presents tips to elderly patients to avoid problems caused by the improper use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Prevention of duplication of medicines; Potential adverse effects of medications; Families' role in the care of elderly relative.
- Remarks to representatives of senior citizens organizations.
Clinton, William J. // Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents; 9/25/95, Vol. 31 Issue 38, p1569
Presents a transcript of the United States president's September 15, 1995 message to the representatives of senior citizens organization. Issue about Medicare and Medicaid; Medicare Trust Fund; Balancing the budget; Reduction in Medicaid spending.
Franklin, Daniel // Washington Monthly; Sep93, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p38
Suggests ways to lower the health care costs of senior Americans. Increase funding of home health care; Implementation of home visit program for all Medicare beneficiaries; Extension coverage of prescribed Medicine to poor senior citizens.
- Some 'Reasons' That Seniors Delay Medicare Plan Moves.
Koco, Linda // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services; 9/25/2000, Vol. 104 Issue 39, p18
Presents a list of reasons behind the delayed Medicare plans of seniors facing health maintenance organizations abandonment in the United States.
- Ignoring the elderly is akin to ignoring yourself.
Troy, Timothy N. // Managed Healthcare; Aug99, Vol. 9 Issue 8, p4
Reflects on the level of care provided to the elderly in the United States. Estimates on the number of physicians certified in geriatrics; Estimates on the number of elderly requiring medical care; Studies on the amount of time spent by physicians with elderly patients.
- The Buck Stops with Discharge Planning.
Phillips, Barbara A. // Internal Medicine Alert; 5/15/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p67
Synopsis: Almost one-fifth of Medicare patients who were discharged from a hospital were rehospitalized within 30 days, and about a third were rehospitalized within 90 days. Most of these readmissions were not planned.
- Survey: Seniors confused by Medicare, federal health law.
Pecquet, Julian // Hill; 9/20/2011, Vol. 18 Issue 127, p20
The article reports on the result of a new survey, which shows that more than half of seniors were still confused by the Medicare program in the U.S.
- Hospital admission associated with Medicare Part D "doughnut hole".
Scott, Mollie Ashe; Jackson, Victoria Lee; Hitch, William J. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy; 5/15/2007, Vol. 64 Issue 10, p1029
A letter to the editor which illustrates a case concerning the negative outcomes that occur in patients with chronic illnesses who fall into the Medicare Part D gap is presented.
- Go North.
Conlan, Michael F. // Drug Topics; 11/1/99, Vol. 143 Issue 21, p16
Talks about the need of senior citizens in the United States (US) to go to Canada on bus trips to buy medicines at a lower price. Reaction to a reimport measure; Response of US drug companies as to why they charge US citizens more money; Reaction of United States President Bill Clinton to the...
- Obama administration ready to send first 'doughnut hole' checks to seniors.
Pecquet, Julian // Hill; 5/28/2010, Vol. 17 Issue 61, p3
The article reports that the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is set to mail out the first rebate checks to help seniors on Medicare pay for their prescription drugs.
- Extending elder options.
Lamb, Rose-Robin // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009); 05/12/2000, Vol. 47 Issue 19, p1B
Focuses on healthcare services offered to elder people in the United States. Findings of the American Association of Retired Persons' survey on issues that worry older Americans; Comments of Senator Kemp Hannon on the emphasis given to assisted living; Services offered by traditional nursing...
- Medicare Drug Benefit: Is It a Plan or a Gimmick?
Lamb, Rose-Robin // People's Medical Society Newsletter; Aug2001, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p5
Presents conflicting views on the Medicare drug benefit plan of United States President George W. Bush for the senior citizens.
- Project offers eye care to financially disadvantaged older adults.
Lamb, Rose-Robin // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal; 1994, Issue 71, p8
Presents the National Eye Care Project sponsored by the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Eye care services for older adults; Eligibility requirements; Billing procedure; Free services for indigent patients.
- A tool for assessing SCU environments.
Weisman, Gerald // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management; Sep94, Vol. 43 Issue 7, p46
Presents the Professional Environmental Assessment Protocol (PEAP), an instrument for evaluating the quality of special care units (SCU) for the care of the aged with dementias. Developers; Usage guidelines; Contact information; Components of PEAP.
- Nursing facilities fill needs for those who need more care.
Weisman, Gerald // New Hampshire Business Review; 4/1/94, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p21
Discusses nursing facilities as ideal places for the aged. Difference of a nursing facility from other senior living options; Staffing requirements; Paying for care at a nursing facility.
- How Raising the Age of Eligibility for Social Security and Medicare Might Affect the Disability Insurance and Medicare Programs.
Wittenburg, David C.; Stapleton, David C.; Scrivner, Scott B. // Social Security Bulletin; 2000, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p17
Examines how raising both the normal retirement age and the Medicare eligibility age would affect Social Security Disability Insurance eligibility in the United States. Information on some legislative initiatives; Summary of the methodological approach for generating the microsimulation models;...
- Older patients more likely to die from medication mistakes.
Wittenburg, David C.; Stapleton, David C.; Scrivner, Scott B. // Geriatrics; May2001, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p19
Reports the growing problem of poisoning caused by medication errors among aged patients in the United States. Statistics on poisoning cases between 1998 and 1999; Kinds of therapeutic error; How physicians can help decrease the risk of therapeutic error among elderly patients.
- MEDICARE MATTERS.
Self, Don // Geriatrics; Jul2001, Vol. 56 Issue 7, p66
Answers several queries about Medicare benefits of elders in the United States. How to bill patients in the event of a change in the physician's tax identification number; Code to be used when treating a patient in the intensive care unit.
- No need to keep taking the medicine.
Wise, Jacqui // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 11/23/96, Vol. 313 Issue 7068, p1281
Reports on the success of United States doctors in taking their elderly hypertensive patients off drug treatment through counseling. Findings of the non-pharmacologic interventions in the elderly (TONE) study; Research procedure; Comments by study author Dr. Paul Whelton.
- Cost-effective self-care strategies for retirees.
Richardson, Nancy Rydell; Harrington, Harry C. // Generations; Fall93, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p15
Features Healthtrac, a health promotion/disease prevention/self-care program. Significant improvement in health and reduction of health-care costs; Components; Success of the program. INSET: Healthtrac--a proven health promotion/disease prevention....
- Preventive healthcare for older adults: Societal and individual services.
Schmidt, Robert M. // Generations; Spring94, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p33
Describes the three levels of preventive healthcare for older adults. Emphasis on healthy and productive aging; Statement of 53 organizations on healthcare reform; List of recommended preventive services; Preventive geriatrics; Preventive gerontology; Healthy aging as major goal of the United...
- Geriatric drug therapy: Who are the stakeholders?
Simonson, William // Generations; Summer94, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p7
Discusses the impact of drug therapy on the elderly in various segments of society. Geriatric medication use; Medical consideration; Policy making; Role of the pharmaceutical industry; Involvement of the federal government; Role of health practitioners; Healthcare needs of the elderly.
- The economics of outpatient prescription drug coverage for the elderly: Implications for...
Sullivan, Sean D.; Gardner, Laura B. // Generations; Summer94, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p55
Describes drug consumption and expenditure trends for the elderly population. Determinants of prescription drug use; Need of prescription medication for the elderly; Impact of President Bill Clinton's Medicare outpatient prescription drug program; Medications for elderly patients.
- Walking seniors through first HMO takes a personal touch.
Jaklevic, Mary Chris // Modern Healthcare; 6/19/95, Vol. 25 Issue 25, p152
Focuses on services to be provided by health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to senior citizens. Inclusion of more doctors to HMOs to ease the transition to a new doctor; Physicians as valuable liaisons for the sales force of Medicare HMOs; Benefits of competition.
- AMA proposes fixes for Medicare flaws.
Moore Jr., J. Duncan // Modern Healthcare; 6/26/95, Vol. 25 Issue 26, p2
Reports on the American Medical Association's unveiling of the key points of a proposal giving aged Americans freedom to choose preferred medical care. Support given by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich; Five-point focus of the program; Removal of the need for Medigap policies.
- Companion care can keep loved ones at home longer.
Kohout, Cheryl // Inside Tucson Business; 8/19/96, Vol. 6 Issue 21, p5B
No abstract available.
- Older adults have inflated expectations for success of CPR.
Kohout, Cheryl // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Letter; 2/13/95, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p6
Reports on the findings of a study on seniors' knowledge and expectations regarding the effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Chances survival from a CPR attempt; Factors in deciding whether CPR should be given; Patients' involvement in decisions about CPR.
- Case study demonstrates importance of careful decision making for elderly.
Kohout, Cheryl // Brown University Long-Term Care Quality Letter; 5/29/95, Vol. 7 Issue 10, p9
Reports that a careful analysis of the risks and benefits of medical intervention can help families and physicians in making health care decisions for old and frail patients in the United States. Use of decision analytic techniques; Prevention of local complications.
- Future Consideration for Improving End-of-Life Care for Older Persons: Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
Eng, Catherine // Journal of Palliative Medicine; Apr2002, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p305
Discusses future considerations for improving end-of-life care for older persons. Percentage of Medicare beneficiaries that comprise the number of deaths in the U.S.; Survey on the mortality of Medicare beneficiaries from 1992-1996; Information on a program for the all-inclusive care for the...
- CAST ME NOT OFF IN THE TIME OF AGE.
Rice, Trudy Thompson // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks; 5/05/96, Vol. 70 Issue 9, p34
Focuses on the provision of geriatric care in the United States. Growth of the elderly population; Outsourcing of geriatric care among several medical institutions; Profile of Cornerstone Health Management.
- MORE ELDERLY, FEWER GERIATRIC SPECIALISTS.
Rice, Trudy Thompson // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks; 6/05/96, Vol. 70 Issue 11, p79
Reports on the availability of a study showing the shortage of geriatricians compared to increase of elderly patients according to United States Census Bureau/National Institute of Aging. Health care consequences.
- Medicare/ Medicaid.
Montague, Jim // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks; 8/05/96, Vol. 70 Issue 15, p12
Reports that American senior citizens are often viewed as resistant to health maintenance plans compared with the younger ones. Data on health maintenance organization enrolees.
- Senior bashing.
Meyer, Harris // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks; 12/05/96, Vol. 70 Issue 23, p28
Focuses on the debate over medical care entitlement programs for senior citizens in the United States. Leading critics of senior citizens; Example of a poor elderly woman who died in a Medicaid nursing homes; Ignorance of policymakers and journalists about the situation of poor old people;...
- Debate Rages Over Pharmaceutical Coverage for Seniors.
Benjamin, Georges C. // Physician Executive; Sep/Oct2001, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p86
Focuses on the debate over pharmaceutical coverage for seniors in the United States. Proposal on the utilization of private pharmacy benefit manager in drug prescription; Citation on the proposed legislation; Limitations on the proposed bill.
- Your VOICES.
Mattera, Marianne Dekker // Medical Economics; 05/21/2001, Vol. 78 Issue 10, p103
Discusses the experience of several physicians in their medical practice in the United States. Details on the support group established by physicians in New Jersey who are nearing retirement age; Benefits of using imaging technologies in medical diagnosis.
- Medicare encouraging HMOs to enroll the elderly.
Schwartz, Matthew // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services; 2/6/95, Vol. 99 Issue 6, p3
Part 1. Reports on the increase in the number of managed care companies that are marketing a Medicare-risk health maintenance organization (HMO). Response to the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) encouragement for HMOs to provide Medicare coverage in return for fixed prepaid...
- In spite of growth, Medicare HMOs carry risks.
Schwartz, Matthey P. // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services; 2/13/95, Vol. 99 Issue 7, p5
Part II. Focuses on the risks involved in covering a geriatric population for some health maintenance organizations (HMOs). Percentage of Medicare population enrolled in HMOs; Effort to reduce the number of coverage disagreements filed by Medicare HMO members.
- Medicare reform debate continues.
Schwartz, Matthey P. // Westchester County Business Journal; 7/7/2003, Vol. 42 Issue 27, p18
Reports on the result of a survey regarding the Medicare reform debate in the U.S. Comparison between the seniors and younger adults in Medicare benefits; Percentage of the seniors that favors the Medicare program; Agreements of the large majority of publics with the federal government...
- Be good to this patient.
Forster, Jeff // Patient Care; 5/30/1994, Vol. 28 Issue 10, p7
Editorial. Describes the needs of elderly patients from primary care physicians. Pain and discomforts after coronary bypass and cataract surgeries; Care and understanding from physicians.
- The growing risk of AIDS in older patients.
Feldman, Mitchell D.; Fillit, Howard // Patient Care; 10/30/1994, Vol. 28 Issue 17, p61
Discusses the growing risk of AIDS in older patients. Effect of lifetime sexual activity and possible drug use; Predisposing factors; Statistics; Symptoms; Medical testing; Suggested therapies; Treatment comparison between aged and young patients; Support services; Preparations for terminal...
- Ohio congressman backs choice.
Feldman, Mitchell D.; Fillit, Howard // Ophthalmology Times; 8/28/95, Vol. 20 Issue 33, p4
Reports that Ohio Representative Sherrod Brown is supporting a move to include a provision in every health plan allowing elderly patients to use out-of-network physicians or specialists.