Hospitalization Rates for Infectious Disease Increase Among Older Adults

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Due in part to a growing population of older adults, there was a 13 percent increase in the infectious disease hospitalization rate between 1990 through 1992 and 2000 through 2002, according to a study in the November 28 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

"Adults 65 years or older (older adults) account for a disproportionate share of patients with infectious disease (ID)

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