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J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Mar;51(3 Suppl):S14-7.

Cost of anemia in the elderly.

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital and the University of South Florida, USA. Bruce-Robinson@smh.com

Abstract

As the aging population and the incidence of age-related health conditions increase, the cost of healthcare is also expected to rise. Anemia commonly occurs in the elderly, and is associated with a number of health conditions such as falls, weakness, and immobility. It can also lead to more-serious complications such as cardiovascular and neurological impairments. Consequently, anemia can have a significant effect on healthcare requirements and healthcare expenditure. Research is needed into the opportunity to reduce costs.

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12588567
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