There is a great opinion piece in the online version of the Lancet that highlights many of the economic and health complexities of ageing. Specifically the authors point out that economic methods of evaluating the impact of aging are based on assumptions that may no longer be true.  Specifically, they take on the assumptions that people over the age of 65 are no longer productive and that spending on management of chronic non-communicable diseases will be cost-prohibitive in lesser developed countries. Want the full store? Just click here.

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