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Cost of Care for Those Who Lose Independence

Guralnik J, Alecxih L, Branch L, Wiener J. Independence for Older Americans: An investment for our nation’s future. Washington, DC: Alliance for Aging Research; 1999. http://www.agingresearch.org/Publications/view/134#.VhXLlflViko

Reference

Title
Independence for Older Americans: An investment for our nation’s future
Publisher
Alliance for Aging Research
Publication Date
1999
Authors
Guralnik J, Alecxih L, Branch L, Wiener J
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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