Apocalypse No: Population Aging and the Future of Health Care Systems
AbstractIllness increases with age. All else being equal, an older population has greater needs for health care. This logic has led to dire protections of skyrocketing costs - apocalyptic demography. Yet numerous studies have shown tha aging effects are relatively small, and all else is not equal. Cost projections rest on specific assumptions about trends in age-specific morbidity and health care use that far from self evident.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of British Columbia - Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. in its series Centre for Health Services and Policy Research with number 2001:3r.
Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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AGING ; HEALTH POLICY ; FINANCING ; DEMOGRAPHY;
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