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The future of disability in America / Committee on Disability in America, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Marilyn J. Field and Alan M. Jette, editors.
p. ; cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-10472-2 (hardback : alk. paper)
ISBN-10: 0-309-10472-6 (hardback : alk. paper) 1. People with disabilities--United States. 2. People with disabilities—Services for—United States. 3. Sociology of disability—United States. I. Field, Marilyn J. (Marilyn Jane) II. Jette, Alan M. III. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Disability in America: a New Look.
[DNLM: 1. Disabled Persons—United States. 2. Age Factors—United States. 3. Chronic Disease—prevention & control—United States. 4. Comorbidity—United States. 5. Health Services Accessibility—trends—United States. 6. Insurance Coverage—United States.]
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