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Percentage of Medicare dollars Spent on Chronic Illness, 1987, 1997, and 2002

O'Grady, Michael J. and James C. Capretta. Health-Care Cost Projections for Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases: The current context and potential enhancements; May 2009. http://www.fightchronicdisease.org/pdfs/PFCD_whitepaper5.21.09.pdf

Reference

Title
Health-Care Cost Projections for Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases: The current context and potential enhancements
Publication Date
May 2009
Authors
O'Grady, Michael J. and James C. Capretta
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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