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CBO’s 75-Year Projections for Total National Health Spending

O'Grady M, Capretta J. Health-Care Cost Projections for Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases: The current context and potential enhancements; May 2009. http://www.fightchronicdisease.org/pdfs/PFCD_whitepaper5.21.09.pdf

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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