Heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia are three common conditions that often lead to hospitalizations for older patients. But what happens to these patients after they are treated for the initial problem and are discharged from the hospital? A new study examined frequency, reasons for, and timing of re-hospitalization occurring within 30 days of hospital discharge.
Seniors who are eligible for Medicare have choices when it comes to receiving medical services. They can either enroll in a fee for services system or in the Medicare Advantage plan, where a number of private insurers contract with Medicare to deliver health care. A new study examined whether providing a star rating system for the plans was associated with beneficiaries’ decisions about plan enrollment.
Almost 15 percent of the general population is affected by the headaches. Previous research has show that patients experiencing migraines had a higher risk of developing small lesions in the brain’s white matter. A new study re-examined these individuals to assess whether they continued to have these same patterns of changes in the brain.