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The number of Medicare claims for Alzheimer’s disease treatment grew by 250% during the 1990s, and is expected to increase by 300% over the next 10 years.

Alzheimer’s Disease Costs Expected to Triple: Sharpest increase seen among blacks. WebMd Medical News Web site. http://www.webmd.com/content/article/90/100883.htm. Published 19-Jul-2004

Reference

Title
Alzheimer’s Disease Costs Expected to Triple: Sharpest increase seen among blacks
Publication
WebMd Medical News
Publication Date
Published 19-Jul-2004
Authors
Peck, Peggy
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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