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Major components of health care costs among Medicare enrollees age 65 and over, 1992 and 2004

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2008. https://agingstats.gov/docs/PastReports/2008/OA2008.pdf

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Title
Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being
Publisher
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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