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Quality-of-care scores were found to decline with age. The percentage of recommended care received by individuals age 18-30 was 57.5%, compared to 52.1% for those 65 and older.

Asch, Steven M., Eve A. Kerr, Joan Keesey, John L. Adams, Claude M. Setodji, Shaista Malik, and Elizabeth A. McGlynn. Who Is at Greatest Risk for Receiving Poor-Quality Health Care?. NEJM. 2006; 354: 1147-1156. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/354/11/1147

Reference

Title
Who Is at Greatest Risk for Receiving Poor-Quality Health Care?
Publication
NEJM
Publisher
MA Medical Society
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Asch, Steven M., Eve A. Kerr, Joan Keesey, John L. Adams, Claude M. Setodji, Shaista Malik, and Elizabeth A. McGlynn
Pages
1147-1156
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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