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Mortality Among Centenarians in the United States, 2000-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db233.pdf

The number of Americans aged 100 or more increased by 43% from 2000 to 2014. This study analyzes mortality data to determine the number of deaths, age-specific death rates by race and ethnicity, and sex-specific leading causes of death among centenarians. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Health Expenditures for Adults by Number of Treated Chronic Conditions, Race/Ethnicity, and Age, 2012

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st485/stat485.pdf

Finds that an estimated 25.9% of U.S. adults have two or more chronic conditions, and they account for 57% of all health care expenditures. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Hospital Stays in Medicare Advantage Plans Versus the Traditional Medicare Fee-for-Service Program, 2013

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb198-Hospital-Stays-Medicare-Advantage-Versus-Traditional-Medicare.pdf

Compares volume of patients, cost per stay, and length of stay in the two main types of payment plans for Medicare beneficiaries utilizing hospital services. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Hypertension Prevalence and Control Among Adults: United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db220.pdf

The prevalence of hypertension among adults was 30% for men and 28% for women in the 2011-14 period. High blood pressure also increases with age. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits, 2016

Categories: Elderly,Headlines,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/prog_highlights/RatesLimits2016.pdf

Bad news for those on Social Security who will receive no cost of living adjustment for 2016. Also covers tax rates, maximum taxable earnings lid, maximum monthly benefit for workers retiring at full retirement age, and more. From the Social Security Administration

 

Hospitalization, Readmission, and Death Experience of Noninstutionalized Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Aged 65 and Over

Categories: Births/Deaths,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr084.pdf

In 2012 nearly one-fifth of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who were discharged from a hospital were readmitted within 30 days. Also tracks the number of such readmissions which result in death. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Fast Facts and Figures About Social Security 2015

Categories: Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2015/fast_facts15.pdf

Current program information and data about the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Programs. From the Social Security Administration

 

Differentials in the Concentration of Health Expenditures Across Population Subgroups in the U.S., 2013

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st480/stat480.pdf

In 2013 health care expenses totaled $1.40 trillion in the U.S. The top 50% accounted for 97% of health care expenditures while the bottom 50% accounted for only 2.9% This report provides detailed estimates of the concentration of health care expenditures for the nation and for specific population subgroups. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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