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How our healthcare system can be deadly to the elderly
Los Angeles Times

The nation’s healthcare system is endangering the elderly. But few outside the geriatric medical community seem to notice.

I learned about this problem the hard way — when caring for an aging parent. My father, a highly regarded orthopedic surgeon, developed Alzheimer’s when he turned 78. As his disease worsened, so did the stress of trying to navigate the healthcare system.