Life Expectancy Gains Threatened As More Older Americans Suffer From Multiple Medical Conditions

  • Vladimir Canudas-Romo

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With nearly four in five older Americans living with multiple chronic medical conditions, a new study finds that the more ailments you have after retirement age, the shorter your life expectancy. The analysis, one of the first to examine the burden of multiple chronic conditions on life expectancy among the elderly, may help explain why increases in life expectancy among older Americans are slowing.
Period23. Jul 2014

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