Chronic conditions drive seniors' health care use
It's not age alone that drives use of Canada's health care system by seniors, but the number and type of the chronic conditions they suffer, a new report suggests.
Nearly three-quarters of this age group has at least one chronic medical condition, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information report, "Seniors and the Health Care System: What Is the Impact of Multiple Chronic Conditions?" released Thursday.
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