Providers Struggle To Prepare for Spike in Elderly Patients
Health care providers are grappling with how to prepare for the expected spike in high-risk elderly patients. Such patients often have multiple chronic diseases and require costly hospital readmissions. Health care providers argue that the heath care payment system penalizes providers for treating such patients.
- "Preparing More Care of Elderly" (Freudenheim, New York Times, 6/28).