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Between 1980 and 2000, stroke mortality rates fell from 96.2 to 60.8 per 100,000 persons.

MEDTAP International, Inc. The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives. Bethesda, MD: MEDTAP; 2004. http://www.aha.org/content/00-10/08affordability-value.pdf

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Title
The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives
Publisher
MEDTAP
Publication Date
2004
Authors
MEDTAP International, Inc
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  • Human Value

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