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Percent of Medicare Beneficiaries Age 65+ with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Who Had Specified Coexisting Medical Conditions (1999)

Bynum J, Rabins P, Weller W, et al. The Relationship Between a Dementia Diagnosis, Chronic Illness, Medicare Expenditures, and Hospital Use. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2004; 52: 187-194. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/links/doi/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2004.52054.x/abs/

Reference

Title
The Relationship Between a Dementia Diagnosis, Chronic Illness, Medicare Expenditures, and Hospital Use
Publication
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Bynum J, Rabins P, Weller W, et al
Pages
187-194
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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