A new study, published in Journal of General Internal Medicine, found older Medicare beneficiaries who live in economically distressed communities have higher costs, lower quality care, and worse outcomes. Improving those communities’ economic status is the first step toward better health.
- Association Between a Measure of Community Economic Distress and Medicare Patients’ Health Care Utilization, Quality, Outcomes, and Costs. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 9 May 2018.