Poll taken before new federal policy announced shows strong support across the board among people age 50 to 80, with some exceptions.
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Meanwhile, 1 in 5 people over 50 aren’t confident they can pay for their health costs.
Availability of spouses and adult children who are well or living close enough to help varies greatly, and has an impact on the chance of moving to a nursing home.
Patients prescribed benzodiazepines and opioids by different providers 20% more likely to overdose, adding to already heightened risk.
Study looks at trends before and after 2016 guide for prescribers was released.
Data from use of virtual visits with health providers show disparities in access, use and attitudes before and during the pandemic.