In an article from MSNBC, a report from the National Academy of Sciences found:
- There aren’t enough specialists in geriatric medicine.
- Insufficient training is available.
- The specialists that do exist are underpaid.
- Medicare fails to provide for team care that many elderly patients need.
It's easy for Medicare to pick on the group with the smallest voice. In the end, though, I believe it will lead to poor outcomes and a return back to inflating costs due to invasive procedures and imaging.