Advancing Medical Technology Likely to Greatly Inflate Future Medicare Costs
Sep 25, 2005
Published In: Health Affairs - Web Exclusive, Sep. 26, 2005, p. W5-R30-W5-R41
Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2005
Obesity could have serious consequences for older cohorts. The authors used a microsimulation to estimate lifetime costs, life expectancy, disease, and disability for seventy-year-olds based on body mass. Obese seventy-year-olds will live about as long as those of normal weight but will spend more than
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