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“In 2000, Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over with Alzheimer’s and other dementias were 3.4 times more likely than other Medicare beneficiaries in the same age group to have a hospital stay (1,091 hospital stays per 1,000 beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s and other dementias compared with 318 hospital stays per 1,000 beneficiaries for other Medicare beneficiaries).”

Alzheimer's Association. 2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2008; 4(2): 110-33. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(08)00033-2/fulltext

Reference

Title
2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 4, Issue 2
Pages
110-33
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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