High-dose influenza vaccination can reduce risk of respiratory-related hospitalization among nursing home residents.
Among 795,909 people in 150 studies, only 36.7% had completed an advance directive.
Among the respondents who said their medication costs were a burden, 49% had not talked to their doctors about the issue.
Importance of home health care services are increasing, partly due to shorter hospital stays and complex needs.
The risk of early readmission from post-acute care facility decreases with longer LOS at index hospitalization.
The total direct cost of the intervention was $459 per participant; mainly for counselor effort.
Disability and the loss of agility is more likely for seniors 6 months after treatment.
These findings were seen in the oldest adults with hypertension and free from comorbidities.
Older patients treated by a female internist are less likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days.
Similar survival rates were seen whether the organ comes from a 50-year-old or an octogenarian.
Americans age 65 years and older more than doubled their use of cannabis over 8 years.
This study has identified that nearly 1 of every 6 elderly patients that presented with a first episode of syncope had a pulmonary embolism.
This study suggests that colonoscopies performed in individuals aged 75 years or older may not have much prevention benefit for colorectal cancer.
A new report from the CDC shows that falls cause millions of injuries in the elderly population, which cause soaring health care costs in the US.
According to this study, regular meditation routines are beneficial in elderly patients with memory deficits and signs of depression or anxiety.
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