Population aging and hospitalization for chronic disease in Germany.

@article{Nowossadeck2012PopulationAA,
  title={Population aging and hospitalization for chronic disease in Germany.},
  author={Enno Nowossadeck},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 9},
  pages={151-7}
}
BACKGROUND The population of Germany is aging, i.e., the elderly currently make up an increasing percentage of the population from year to year. Furthermore, many common chronic diseases mainly affect the elderly. For these two reasons, the overall cost of health care in Germany is expected to increase. We studied the effect that population aging has had on the number of hospitalizations for major types of chronic disease in Germany since the year 2000. METHODS This study is based on… CONTINUE READING
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