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4 Takeaways from a United Health Foundation Study

The United Health Foundation recently published an in-depth study on the health of seniors in the U.S.  Here's the link for the entire report, but as a start, here's a quick rundown taken from the report to help whet your appetite:

"The 2016 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 35 measures of senior health. Now in its fourth year, it continues to serve as a resource for individuals, community leaders, policymakers, public health officials, and the media to benchmark each state’s performance on key measures ofUS-Healthcare-Scorecard-successes.png health and wellness for the senior population."

The study reveals a number of findings that some of us may find surprising, while for others, the findings may reinforce what they already experienced.  

Again, I strongly suggest reading the full report here, as there are too many key takeaways to share, but here are a few as a start:

  • Preventable Hospitalizations are Down 9%

  • Teeth Extractions in Seniors is Down 8%

  • Hip Fractures in Seniors are Down 5%

  • Home Health Care Up 18%

As you can probably surmise, health care and home care will continue to work together in the future.  

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