Just Published — The Aging of America: Implications for the Business of Health Care Features Data, Trends and Research Findings from More Than 20 Organizations
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) - October 15, 2008 - Washington, DC

The number of people in the U.S. who are 65 and older is expected to double in the next 25 years, to nearly 20% of all Americans (more than 70 million). The age group 85 and older is now the fastest growing segment of the population.

And with the explosion in raw numbers, the face of aging is also changing dramatically, in terms of longer life expectancy, more chronic illness, higher disability rates, growing long-term care needs, changing retiree migration patterns and their impact on hospital services, and much more. Critical issues – such as the cost of managing chronic disease, and funding Medicaid, Medicare and Part D – will be magnified by the exploding number of Boomers who will live with chronic illness for longer periods of time and be eligible for these and other programs.

The Aging of America: Implications for the Business of Health Care is packed with valuable information from dozens of leading sources to help industry leaders decipher the impact of this growing population on their organizations. Spanning more than 400 pages, this comprehensive resource is a clearinghouse of data, trends, projections and other research findings from more than 20 organizations and agencies.

Contributing organizations include:

  • The Brookings Institution
  • First Consulting Group
  • The Commonwealth Fund
  • RAND Corp.
  • The Urban Institute
  • The Administration on Aging
  • CDC
  • Congressional Budget Office
  • Congressional Research Service
  • Institute of Medicine
  • Census Bureau
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • … and many more

New challenges confront every sector of health care and every type of health care organization. The book has separate chapters focusing on how Boomers will impact hospitals and other providers, health plans, long-term and home care services, age-related diseases, and much more.

The Aging of America: Implications for the Business of Health Care was written to help organizations understand how Baby Boomers will reshape U.S. health care so that they can design and implement new strategies for the future. Visit http://www.aishealth.com/Products/age.html for publication details.

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Contact: Michael Carbine Managing Editor Atlantic Information Services, Inc. 202-775-9008 X3054

mcarbine@aispub.com

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