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The relationship between physical activity and out-of-pocket health care costs of the elderly in Europe.

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Summary of "The relationship between physical activity and out-of-pocket health care costs of the elderly in Europe."

Increasing health care costs represent an economic burden placed on individuals across many European countries. Against this backdrop, the aim of this study was to examine the relationship between participation in physical activity and out-of-pocket health care costs in Europe.

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Name: European journal of public health
ISSN: 1464-360X
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The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.

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