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Increases in Prevalence and Treatment Intensity of Chronic Disease are Responsible for About Two-Thirds of the Increase in Health Care Costs Over the Past Two Decades

Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. Almanac of Chronic Disease: 2008 Edition; 2008. http://www.fightchronicdisease.org/resources/documents/PFCD_FINAL_PRINT.pdf

Reference

Title
Almanac of Chronic Disease: 2008 Edition
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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