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Average Medicare Costs for Beneficiaries Age 65+ with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Compared with Costs for Other Beneficiaries, 2000

Alzheimer’s Disease and Chronic Health Conditions: The real challenge for 21st century Medicare. https://www.alz.org/national/documents/report_chroniccare.pdf. Published 2003

Reference

Title
Alzheimer’s Disease and Chronic Health Conditions: The real challenge for 21st century Medicare
Publisher
Alzheimer’s Association
Publication Date
Published 2003
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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