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Treated Prevalence of the Top-Ten Health Conditions Among Medicare Beneficiaries, 1987, 1997, and 2006

Thorpe K, Ogden L, Galactionova K. Chronic Conditions Account for Rise in Medicare Spending From 1987 to 2006. Health Aff. 2010; 29(4). http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/full/hlthaff.2009.0474v1

Reference

Title
Chronic Conditions Account for Rise in Medicare Spending From 1987 to 2006
Publication
Health Aff
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Thorpe K, Ogden L, Galactionova K
Volume & Issue
Volume 29, Issue 4
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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