Public Health and Aging: Hospitalizations for Stroke Among Adults Aged >65 Years

Public Health and Aging: Hospitalizations for Stroke Among Adults Aged >65 Years,

Report of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, on the results of a study of the incidence of stroke among medicare patients throughout the U.S. during 2000. The report states, that “Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of serious, long-term disability among adults; the projected cost of stroke during 2003 is $51 billion, including $12 billion in nursing home costs.”

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