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The Number of People with Chronic Condtions is Rapidly Increasing

Partnership for Solutions. Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care-September 2004 update. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University; 2004

Reference

Title
Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care-September 2004 update
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Partnership for Solutions

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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