The remarkable improvements in survival at older ages.

  title={The remarkable improvements in survival at older ages.},
  author={James W. Vaupel},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={352 1363},
  • James W. Vaupel
  • Published 1997 in
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
The belief that old-age mortality is intractable remains deeply held by many people. Remarkable progress, however, has been made since 1950, and especially since 1970, in substantially improving survival at older ages, even the most advanced ages. The pace of mortality improvement at older ages continues to be particularly rapid in Japan, even though mortality levels in Japan are lower than elsewhere. The progress in improving survival has accelerated the growth of the population of older… CONTINUE READING

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