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Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of death in Americans age 65 and older.

Warshaw G. Introduction: Advances and challenges in care of older people with chronic illness. San Francisco, CA: American Society on Aging; 2006:5-10. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/asag/gen/2006/00000030/00000003/art00002

Reference

Title
Introduction: Advances and challenges in care of older people with chronic illness
Publication
Generations
Publisher
American Society on Aging
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Warshaw G
Volume & Issue
Volume 30, Issue 3
Pages
5-10
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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