Usc Center Shows Safety's Gold Standard Includes Three Factors
Bezaitis, Athan G., Aging Today
The facts about falls in the United States speak loud and clear. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, treating elders for the adverse effects of falls in 2000 cost more than $ 19 billion that year in the United States: $12 billion for hospitalizations, $4 billion for emergency room visits and $3 billion for outpatient care. Medicare pays for most of these expenses. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects that by 2020, direct-treatment costs from elder falls will escalate to $43.8 billion a year.
Loss of life, the onset of disability and the burden of exorbitant medical costs have done little to raise awareness of the issue. Adding insult to …
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Publication information: Article title: Usc Center Shows Safety's Gold Standard Includes Three Factors. Contributors: Bezaitis, Athan G. - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 29. Issue: 4 Publication date: July/August 2008. Page number: 7+. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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