Study: Health System Can't Handle Baby Boomers
Millions of baby boomers are about to enter a health care system for seniors that not only isn't ready for them, but may even discourage them from getting quality care.
"We face an impending crisis as the growing number of older patients, who are living longer with more complex health needs, increasingly outpaces the number of health care providers with the knowledge and skills to care for them capably," said John W. Rowe, professor of health policy and management at Columbia University.
Rowe headed an Institute of Medicine committee that released a report Monday on the health care outlook for the 78 million baby boomers about to begin turning 65. Read more
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#2 Apr 15, 2008
I am a healthcare giver,and we need better,wages and benefits.Maybe then we could have enough help to take care of the elderly,and give the quality,care they deserve.
#3 Apr 15, 2008
Oh my! It is just as if "all of a sudden we have all of these baby boomers out there and no one to handle their needs, concerns, healthcare, etc. Wow! WHERE DID they come from???"
Get REAL AMERICA!!!!
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