Medicare Improving NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports on a new study of Medicare patients that shows elderly patients are getting better care than they did just three years ago. On a wide range of measures, those enrolled in Medicare showed significant improvement -- everything from getting the right treatment after a heart attack to getting pneumonia and flu vaccines.

Medicare Improving

Medicare Improving

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NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports on a new study of Medicare patients that shows elderly patients are getting better care than they did just three years ago. On a wide range of measures, those enrolled in Medicare showed significant improvement — everything from getting the right treatment after a heart attack to getting pneumonia and flu vaccines.