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State Summary: Pennsylvania, 2016 Senior Report
Pennsylvania
2016 Senior Report
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State Findings: Pennsylvania, 2016, 2016 Senior Report
Strengths
  • High prescription drug coverage
  • High community support expenditures
  • High percentage of seniors with dedicated provider
Challenges
  • Low percentage of quality nursing home beds
  • High ICU use in the last 6 months of life
  • High rate of preventable hospitalizations
Highlights
  • In the past year, smoking decreased 15% from 10.0% to 8.5% of adults ages 65+.
  • In the past year, physical inactivity decreased 16% from 36.7% to 30.9% of adults ages 65+ in fair or better health.
  • In the past 2 years, food insecurity decreased 23% from 15.3% to 11.8% of adults ages 60+.
  • In the past 2 years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 18% from 69.7 to 57.1 discharges per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
  • In the past 3 years, home health care increased 29% from 98.5 to 127.4 home health care workers per 1,000 adults ages 75+.
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