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Between 2005 and 2010, total health care spending for people with dementia was more than $287,000 per person, nearly 60

Between 2005 and 2010, total health care spending for people with dementia was more than $287,000 per person, nearly 60% percent greater than costs associated with death from other diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.

Kelley A, McGarry K, Gorges R, Skinner J. The Burden of Health Care Costs for Patients With Dementia in the Last 5 Years of Life. Ann Intern Med. 2015; http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleID=2466364

Reference

Title
The Burden of Health Care Costs for Patients With Dementia in the Last 5 Years of Life
Publication
Ann Intern Med
Publication Date
2015
Authors
Kelley A, McGarry K, Gorges R, Skinner J
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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