Monday, November 24, 2014
Do you want the good or bad news first?
The bad news? Well, there is a lot. First, only 57% of older Americans can only get same-day or next-day appts when they are sick.
And older Americans are sick, sick, sick. Sixty-eight percent had two or more chronic conditions. Fifty-three percent took four or more meds.
Still, good news dept, 83% had a treatment plan they could carry out in everyday life.
Hardly earth-shattering news to us creakies...
Add in docs falling in and out of our insurance plans, skyrocketing medication costs, medication reactions--and arg--it's enough to MAKE you sick.