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In 2008, there were 780 hospital stays per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias compared with 234 hospital stays per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries without these conditions.

Alzheimer's Association. 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2012; 8(2): 131-68. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(12)00032-5/fulltext

Reference

Title
2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 8, Issue 2
Pages
131-68
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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