Health Care System FactorsThe aging population in Utah is likely to lead to an increase in the prevalence of arthritis that can have dramatic consequences in terms of disability and health care expenditures. Access to health care is still a problem for many Utahns. Individuals who cannot obtain needed health care tend to have higher rates of death and disability from chronic disease. Cost is the most commonly reported barrier to getting needed health care.
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