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Reduced long-term care cost by social participation among older Japanese adults: a prospective follow-up study in JAGES.

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Summary of "Reduced long-term care cost by social participation among older Japanese adults: a prospective follow-up study in JAGES."

Reducing costs related to functional disabilities and long-term care (LTC) is necessary in ageing societies. We evaluated the differences in the cumulative cost of public LTC insurance (LTCI) services by social participation.

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Name: BMJ open
ISSN: 2044-6055
Pages: e024439

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