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The economic value of targeting aging

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Developments in life expectancy and the growing emphasis on biological and ‘healthy’ aging raise a number of important questions for health scientists and economists alike. Is it preferable to make lives healthier by compressing morbidity, or longer by extending life? What are the gains from targeting aging itself compared to efforts to eradicate specific diseases? Here we analyze existing data to evaluate the economic value of increases in life expectancy, improvements in health and treatmen...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s43587-021-00080-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7769-5774
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Aging More from this journal
Volume:
1
Issue:
7
Pages:
616–623
Publication date:
2021-07-05
Acceptance date:
2021-05-19
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EISSN:
2662-8465
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1170787
Local pid:
pubs:1170787
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2021-04-07

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