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The hospitalization rate for Medicare enrollees increased between 1992 and 1999 from 306 stays per 1,000 enrollees to 350 per 1,000. The rate then decreased to 350 per 1,000 in 2005.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008. http://agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/Main_Site/Data/2008_Documents/OA_2008.pdf

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Publisher
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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