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The number of people with chronic conditions exceeded a previous prediction by reaching 125 million in 2000 and will grow to almost 157 million by 2020.

Anderson, Gerard. Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care. Washington, D.C.: PhRMA; 2007. http://www.fightchronicdisease.org/sites/default/files/docs/ChronicCareChartbook_FINAL_0.pdf

Reference

Title
Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care
Publisher
PhRMA
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Anderson, Gerard
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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