What The Study Did: This study of 3.5 million Medicare decedents found the percentage who received an Alzheimer disease and related dementias diagnosis within two years of death increased from 35 percent in 2004 to 47 percent in 2017, possibly attributable to increased awareness and changes in billing practices.
Authors: Julie P.W. Bynum, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, is the corresponding author.
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