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Contribution of Key Medical Conditions to Inflation-Adjusted Health Care Spending Growth Among Medicare Beneficiaries, 1987-1997, 1997-2006, and 1987-2006

Thorpe K, Ogden L, Galactionova K. Chronic Conditions Account for Rise in Medicare Spending From 1987 to 2006. Health Aff. 2010; 29(4). http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/full/hlthaff.2009.0474v1

Reference

Title
Chronic Conditions Account for Rise in Medicare Spending From 1987 to 2006
Publication
Health Aff
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Thorpe K, Ogden L, Galactionova K
Volume & Issue
Volume 29, Issue 4
URL
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