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Average informal care costs over a five year period were estimated to be $83,022 for people with dementia vs. $38,272 fo

Average informal care costs over a five year period were estimated to be $83,022 for people with dementia vs. $38,272 for those without dementia.

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

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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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