Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 1–2

Can we afford a further increase in life expectancy?



Compression of morbidity controlled trials disability life expectancy long-term care prevention programs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Regional Health Agency of TuscanyFirenzeItaly

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