Aging

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Insurance or Self-Insurance? Variation, Persistence, and Individual Health Accounts

December 1998

For over a decade, the National Bureau of Economic Research has sponsored the Economics of Aging Program, under the direction of David A. Wise.

Diagnosis and Medical Expenditures at the End of Life

December 1998

For over a decade, the National Bureau of Economic Research has sponsored the Economics of Aging Program, under the direction of David A. Wise.

Health Events, Health Insurance, and Labor Supply: Evidence from the Health & Retirement Study

December 1998

For over a decade, the National Bureau of Economic Research has sponsored the Economics of Aging Program, under the direction of David A. Wise.

Persistence of Medical Expenditures among Elderly Beneficiaries

December 1998

Medical Liability, Managed Care, and Defensive Medicine

February 2000

Because the optimal level of medical malpractice liability depends on the incentives provided by the health insurance system, the rise of managed care in the 1990s may affect the relationship...

Functional Capacity after Cardiac Surgery in Elderly Patients

December 1994

Growth in Expenditures for Hospital Care for the Elderly: Cohort and Time Effects

December 2001

Financial Problems of the Elderly: A Holistic View, The

April 2001

A holistic approach to the financial problems of the elderly focuses simultaneously on their expenditures that are self financed as well as those that are financed by transfers from the young ...

Trends in Medication Use for Osteoarthritis Treatment

May 2002

OBJECTIVE: To investigate recent national trends in nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) and acetaminophen use for osteoarthritis (OA).

Financial Problems of the Elderly: Holistic View, The

December 2002

One in eight Americans today is over the age of 65, and the proportion will increase dramatically in the future.

Trends in Hospital Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias among Medicare Beneficiaries, 1985-1995

September 2002

Survival of patients who sustain a ventricular arrhythmia is poor but slowly improving due to in-hospital use of medications and ICDs.

Racial Disparity in Cardiac Procedures and Mortality among Long-Term Survivors of Cardiac Arrest

July 2003

CONTEXT: It is unknown whether white and black Medicare beneficiaries have different rates of cardiac procedure utilization or long-term survival after cardiac arrest.

Cardiac Procedure Use and Outcomes in Elderly Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction in the United States and Quebec, Canada, 1988 to 1994

July 2003

Studies from the early 1990s have documented greater intensity of treatment for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the United States compared with Canada, with little difference in...

Floridian Exceptionalism

August 2003

Elderly Floridians use much more medical care and have much lower mortality rates than do their peers in other regions of the country.

Are the Young Becoming More Disabled?

January 2004

This paper investigates trends in disability in the U.S. population, particularly among people under age fifty.

Magnitude and Nature of Risk Selection in Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, The

December 2004

Objective: To determine whether health maintenance organizations (HMOs) attract enrollees who use relatively few medical resources and whether a simple risk-adjustment system could mitigate or...

Treadmill Scores in Elderly Men

February 2004

OBJECTIVES: This study seeks to further characterize the role of exercise testing in the elderly for prognosis and diagnosis of coronary artery disease.

Impacts of Aging on Health Expenditure Growth

January 1900

Relation Between Managed Care Market Share and the Treatment of Elderly Fee-for-Service Patients with Myocardial Infarction, The

February 2002

PURPOSE: To determine if greater managed care market share is associated with greater use of recommended therapies for fee-for-service patients with acute myocardial infarction.

Association of Renal Insufficiency with Treatment and Outcomes after Myocardial Infarction in Elderly Patients

October 2002

BACKGROUND: Patients with end-stage renal disease are known to have decreased survival after myocardial infarction, but the association of less severe renal dysfunction with survival after...

Aging and Emotional Memory: The Forgettable Nature of Negative Images for Older Adults

June 2003

Two studies examined age differences in recall and recognition memory for positive, negative, and neutral stimuli.

U.S. Physician Workforce: Serious Questions Raised, Answers Needed

November 2004

We all have a stake in the size of the physician workforce.