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Volume 5: No. 1, January 2008

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Managed-Medicare Health Club Benefit and Reduced Health Care Costs Among Older Adults

  <1 Visit per Week 1 to <2 Visits per Week 2 to <3 Visits per Week ≥3 Visits per Week
No. of participants 2778 819 593 576
Health care costs in 2003 dollars at baseline, $ (SE) 5439 (164) 5327 (330) 5012 (365) 4162 (236)
Health care costs in 2003 dollars at year2, $ (SE) 6667 (230) 6194 (389) 5090 (276) 4733 (325)

Figure. Adjusted total health care costs of Silver Sneakers participants in 2003 dollars, by mean number of health club visits per week over 2 years. SE indicates standard error.

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