America’s Health Ranking’s 2017 Senior Report details some important improvements in senior health since the report was first published in 2013:
- Hospital readmissions decreased 7 percent of hospitalized Medicare enrollees.
- Hospital deaths decreased 30 percent and hospice care use increased 42 percent of chronically ill Medicare decedents aged 65 years and older.
- ICU use in the last six months of life decreased 9 percent of Medicare decedents aged 65 years and older.
- The hip fracture hospitalization rate decreased 21 percent per 1,000 Medicare enrollees, continuing a four year decline.
Michigan was ranked 27th this year, down from 26th last year. Here are the Michigan highlights:
- In the past year, excessive drinking increased 15% of adults aged 65+.
- In the past two years, health screenings increased 19% of seniors receiving recommended screenings.
- In the past three years, smoking increased 34% of adults aged 65+.
- In the past three years, geriatrician shortfall increased 10%.
- In the past three years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 20% per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
- In the past three years, hospital readmissions decreased 5% of hospitalized Medicare enrollees aged 65+.
Check out the full report: http://assets.americashealthrankings.org/app/uploads/ahr2017_seniorreport.pdf