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Was the sharp upturn of life expectancy in the Netherlands partly due to increased health care funding for the elderly? I argue that there is nothing unusual to the increasing life expectancy since the beginning of the twenty-first century, and that there is no observable relationship with changed health care funding whatsoever. What was highly unusual was the rather dramatic lagging of Dutch life expectancy between 1980 and 2000. The reasons of this failure remain clouded in mystery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-898
JournalEuropean Journal of Epidemiology
Volume26
Issue number12
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StatePublished - 2011

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