Saving Dollars, Saving Lives: The Importance of Prevention in Curing Medicare : Hearing Before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, Washington, DC, June 30, 2005, Volume 4
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Page 37 - Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty: For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo The means of weakness and debility; Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly: let me go with you; I'll do the service of a younger man In all your business and necessities.
Page 35 - The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slippered pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side; His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice, Turning again toward childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
Page 35 - With spectacles on nose, and pouch on side'; His youthful hose well sav'd, a world too wide For his shrunk shank ; and his big manly voice, Turning again toward childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound : Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness, and mere oblivion ; Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans every thing.
Page 15 - Technology for his counsel during the research and for reviewing the draft of the report. (The assistance of external reviewers implies no responsibility for the final product, which rests solely with CBO.) V.
Page 94 - Hospital diagnoses, Medicare charges, and nursing home admissions in the year when older persons become severely disabled.
Page 14 - Numbers in the text and tables may not add up to totals because of rounding, Some of the figures in Chapter 2 a0d Appendix D use shaded vertical bars to indicate periods of recession.
Page 61 - ... Self-care education for the beneficiary (through approaches such as disease management or medical nutrition therapy) and education for primary caregivers and family members. "(C) Education for physicians and other providers and collaboration to enhance communication of relevant clinical information. "(D) The use of monitoring technologies that enable patient guidance through the exchange of pertinent clinical information, such as vital signs, symptomatic information, and health self-assessment....
Page 24 - Patterns of functional decline at the end of life. Journal of the American Medical Association, 289( 18), 2387-2392.
Page 25 - CRS based on data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Note: Amounts are based on three-year averages ending in the years shown and are weighted by beneficiary demographics and count.