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In 2002, older people made up 13% of the U.S. population yet accounted for 36% of all hospital stays, 49% of all days of hospital care, and 50% of all physician hours.

Alliance for Aging Research. Medical Never-Never Land: Ten reasons why America is not ready for the coming age boom. Washington, DC: Alliance for Aging Research; 2002. https://www.agingresearch.org/document/medical-never-never-land-10-reasons-why-america-is-not-ready-for-the-coming-age-boom/

Reference

Title
Medical Never-Never Land: Ten reasons why America is not ready for the coming age boom
Publisher
Alliance for Aging Research
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Alliance for Aging Research
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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