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Demographics and Economics of Geriatric Patient Care

  • Maria F. Galati
  • Roger D. London

Abstract

Anesthesiologists in geriatric practice care primarily for patients who are insured via Medicare, the federal health insurance program for citizens over the age of 65. The Medicare program has grown steadily in complexity and cost since its inception in 1965. It is expected to come under significant financial pressure as the population of the United States ages and the costs of providing health care continue to grow at ever-increasing rates.

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Baby Boomer Medicaid Service Medicare Part Supplemental Insurance Medicare Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria F. Galati
    • 1
  • Roger D. London
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Flagship Patient AdvocatesNew YorkUSA

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