Asthma and Allergy Snapshot
MAY 27, 2016
Respiratory diseases affect millions of seniors and there are currently no cures. Among the most common are asthma, allergies, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Over 1.7 million Medicare beneficiaries have asthma and allergies affect about 5-10% of the senior (65+) population in the United States.
These are just a few of the statistics highlighted in the Asthma and Allergy Snapshot that the MACC Task Force developed in partnership with Task Force member Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. To read more asthma and allergy facts, statistics and management data, download the Asthma and Allergy Snapshot here.