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Shekelle, Paul G., Eduardo Ortiz, Sydne J. Newberry, Michael W. Rich, Shannon L. Rhodes, Robert H. Brook, and Dana P. Goldman. Identifying Potential Health Care Innovations for the Elderly of the Future: Health and costs of the future elderly. Health Aff. 2005; 24(2). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16186152

Reference

Title
Identifying Potential Health Care Innovations for the Elderly of the Future: Health and costs of the future elderly
Publication
Health Aff
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Shekelle, Paul G., Eduardo Ortiz, Sydne J. Newberry, Michael W. Rich, Shannon L. Rhodes, Robert H. Brook, and Dana P. Goldman
Volume & Issue
Volume 24, Issue 2
URL
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