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Clin Geriatr Med. 2001 Nov;17(4):631-41, v.

Demographics of aging and skin disease.

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Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA.


What are the dermatologic needs of aging and skin disease in the elderly in the new millennium? This question may be impossible to answer, but predictions may be derived from current sources of data. Data from the US Census Bureau and the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey are used to characterize current use of dermatologic care in the aging population of the United States and to estimate possible future trends in dermatologic care as the elderly population continues to grow. Dermatologic accompaniments of aging are briefly reviewed, as are issues in health care financing.

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