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Hospital stays for older Americans, 2012

There were 6.8 million older Americans who had at least one overnight stay in a hospital in 2012.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2014; 2015. http://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/Profile/2014/docs/2014-Profile.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2014
Publication Date
2015
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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Categories

  • Today's Older Population

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