Geriatrics

Home Geriatrics
Compared with non-Hispanic White physicians

Burnout Less Likely for Doctors in Minority Race/Ethnic Groups

Non-Hispanic Black physicians more likely to report satisfaction with work-life integration versus White doctors
Patients with acute coronary syndrome often have malnutrition

Malnutrition Common in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients

Malnutrition linked to increased risk for all-cause death, major adverse cardiovascular events
Emergency department visits for acute respiratory illness among Medicare beneficiaries significantly increase in the days before major thunderstorms

Respiratory-Related ED Visits Up in Days Before Thunderstorms

Findings seen among Medicare beneficiaries, particularly those with asthma, COPD, or both
In an Ideas and Opinions article published online Aug. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine

Guidance Helps Doctors Optimize Telemedicine for Seniors

Physicians should be mindful of cues that patient may not hear or understand and repeat or rephrase
Alcohol abuse independently increases the risk for mortality in patients with arrhythmia by more than 70 percent

Alcohol Abuse Ups Mortality Risk Among Arrhythmia Patients

Among patients hospitalized for arrhythmia, those with alcohol abuse 72 percent more likely to die
During the early COVID-19 period

Hospitalization Rates for AMI Dropped During Early COVID-19

Reduction at rate of 19.0 cases per week followed by increase at rate of 10.5 cases per week
Expanding Medicaid to all states could reduce the number of uninsured by 28 percent based on pre-COVID-19 data

Expanding Medicaid in Holdout States Could Insure 3.9 Million

Given the increase in uninsured due to COVID-19-related unemployment, this estimate is likely low
Life expectancy for 2009 to 2011 was 78.60 years for the total U.S. population

Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011

Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women, non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic men
Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women

Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011

Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women, non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic men
About 20 percent of adults with hearing aids in Wales

In Wales, One-Fifth of Adults With Hearing Aids Do Not Use Them

From 2004 to 2018, those who reported using their hearing aids regularly grew from 47 to 52 percent