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Based on rates of admission in 1998, delaying admission of Alzheimer’s patients to nursing homes by 1 month could save as much as $1.12 billion a year.

Leon, Joel, Chang-Kuo Cheng, and Peter J. Neumann. Alzheimer s Disease Care: Costs and potential savings. Health Affairs. 1998; 17(6): 206-16. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/17/6/206?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&author1=leon&andorexactfulltext=and&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT

Reference

Title
Alzheimer s Disease Care: Costs and potential savings
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
1998
Authors
Leon, Joel, Chang-Kuo Cheng, and Peter J. Neumann
Volume & Issue
Volume 17, Issue 6
Pages
206-16
URL
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