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In 2004, Americans aged 65 and older with five or more chronic conditions incurred $3,862 on average, while those with no chronic conditions incurred prescription drug costs at an average of $800 per person.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, DC: US Government Priting Office; 2010. http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/main_site/default.aspx

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Publisher
US Government Priting Office
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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