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Office visits with doctors among older population

In 2007, older Americans averaged 7.1 office visits with doctors–compared to 3.7 for Americans ages 45-65.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2010. Washington, DC: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2011. http://www.aoa.acl.gov/Aging_Statistics/Profile/2010/3.aspx

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2010
Publisher
US Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Administration on Aging
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  • Today's Older Population

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