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The conditions and disabilities associated with stroke cost the United States between $30 billion and $40 billion a year.

Murphy, Kevin M. and Robert H. Topel. The Value of Health and Longevity. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper. May-2005; 11405. http://www.nber.org/papers/W11405

Reference

Title
The Value of Health and Longevity
Publication
National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper
Publication Date
May-2005
Authors
Murphy, Kevin M. and Robert H. Topel
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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