The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine recently published
its summary of the enormous challenges faced by the American health care system and employers (References below):
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2. Chronic Conditions: Making the Case for Ongoing Care. September 2004 Update to Chronic Care in America: A 21st Century Challenge, a Study of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & Partnership for Solutions. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University; 2004.
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vital Signs: State-Specific Obesity Prevalence Among Adults–United States, 2009 Weekly. MMWR. 2010;59(30): 951–955.
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5. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Older workers. July 2008. www.bls. gov/spotlight/2008/older-workers/.
6. Selden B. The Aging Workforce—A Disappearing Asset? Management is- sues. March 21, 2008. www.management-issues.com/2008/3/21/opinion/the- aging-workforce-a-disappearing-asset.asp..
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8. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Quick stats on women workers, 2009. www.dol.gov/wb/stats/main.htm.
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