Silver Book Fact

By 2020, 81 million people will have 2 or more chronic conditions.

Partnership for Solutions. Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University; 2002

Reference

Title
Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Partnership for Solutions

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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