JOAN CORNONI-HUNTLEY, PH.D.; DOUGLAS A. PARKER, PH.D.; JACOB A. BRODY, M.D.
The United States today has an estimated 24 and one-half million persons 65 years of age and older and expects to have 30 and one-half million in the year 2000. To provide medical care to the increasing proportion of older Americans in our society, we shall need demographic and health information that describes that population.
Physicians will be seeing these older persons in all phases of their practice, and federal, state, and local governments as well as private organizations will be planning and initiating health-care programs for them. These activities should be based on knowledge of the anticipated population that
CORNONI-HUNTLEY J, PARKER DA, BRODY JA. The Poverty of Health Data on the Aged in the 1980 Census. Ann Intern Med. ;92:424–425. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-3-424
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(3):424-425.
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