Policy Point of the Day Archive

July 16, 2019

The Journal of the American Medical Association has reported that 1 of every 3 older Americans fall each year. The number of falls-related deaths for those 75 and older have tripled to more than 25,000 from 2000 to 2016.

July 15, 2019

The State of Tobacco Control has calculated that PA spends more than $6.3 billion annually on healthcare costs due to smoking.

July 12, 2019

US Census data has shown that the share of Americans working in their 70s has increased from 10% to nearly 15% over the last 20 years.

July 11, 2019

The CDC recently reported that annually over 50,000 US women suffer serious complications related to childbirth and about 700 die. Of the 700 deaths, a third happened during pregnancy, another third happened during childbirth or the week after delivery, and the final third happened in the following year.

July 10, 2019

A Home Care Benchmarking Study has indicated that the median turnover rate for direct care workers providing care at home increased from 50% in 2016 to 88% in 2018.