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State and federal Medicaid spending on nursing home care for beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease was $19 billion in 2000.

Alzheimer's Association. Saving Lives, Saving Money: Dividends for Americans investing in Alzheimer research. Falls Church, VA: The Lewin Group; 2004

Reference

Title
Saving Lives, Saving Money: Dividends for Americans investing in Alzheimer research
Publisher
The Lewin Group
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Alzheimer's Association

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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