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By mid-century, the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to grow to as many as 16 million, which is more than the current total population of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Huston combined.

Vernon J, Goldberg R, Dash Y, Muralimohan G. Alzheimer’s Disease and Cost-effectiveness Analyses: Ensuring good value for money?. Working Paper — Pending Publication; 2007. http://www.amcp.org/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=12477

Reference

Title
Alzheimer’s Disease and Cost-effectiveness Analyses: Ensuring good value for money?
Publisher
Working Paper — Pending Publication
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Vernon J, Goldberg R, Dash Y, Muralimohan G
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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