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1 in 5 Adults Report Age Discrimination in Healthcare Settings
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Ageism is common in healthcare, and when older adults experience it frequently, they’re more likely to develop new or worsened disability, according to a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Researchers analyzed data from 6,017 Americans older than 50 who took part in the 2008, 2010, and 2012 nationally representative Health and Retirement Study. They found that one out of five of these adults experience discrimination in healthcare settings, and one in 17 experiences it frequently.