Patterns of Health Care Use among Rural-Urban Medicare Beneficiaries Age 85 and Older, 2010-2017
Policy brief examining how rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries age 85+ differ in terms of their socioeconomic and health characteristics that may inform healthcare use. Features statistics on trends in healthcare use, including inpatient and emergency department care, outpatient and prescription services, specialists and dentists,
and home health and durable medical equipment, with breakdowns by urban and rural location.
Yvonne Jonk, Heidi O'Connor, Amanda Burgess, Carly Milkowski
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Access · Aging and aging-related services · Elderly population · Emergency department and urgent care services · Home health · Inpatient care · Medicare · Oral health · Outpatient care · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Primary care · Rural-urban differences · Specialty care · Statistics and data