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Study: Walker use increases among baby boomers

June 14, 2013HME News Staff

CHICAGO - A study recently featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that baby boomers are twice as likely to use an assistive walking device than the generation before them. While medicine has improved substantially during the lifetimes of baby boomers and their life expectancy has risen, the study suggests that overall health is lower than the previous generation and this may, in part, explain the increased use of walking devices. Among baby boomers analyzed in the study,...

Assistive Walking Devices, Baby Boomers, DME, HME, JAMA


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Hospital readmissions 'frequent,' studies find

January 23, 2013HME News Staff

CHICAGO - A pair of studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week explored some of the causes behind high hospital readmission rates for Medicare beneficiaries. One of the studies found that after discharge from acute care hospitals, emergency department visits within 30 days were common among adults and accounted for almost 40% of post-discharge hospital-based acute care visits. The study determined that improving care transitions should focus not only on...

CHF, Hospital readmission, JAMA, MI, Pneumonia


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