Silver Book Fact

About 95% of health care spending for older Americans is for chronic diseases.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merk Institute of Aging and Health. The State of Aging and Health in America 2007. Washington, D.C.: Merk Institute of Aging and Health; 2007. http://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/saha_2007.pdf

Reference

Title
The State of Aging and Health in America 2007
Publisher
Merk Institute of Aging and Health
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Merk Institute of Aging and Health
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • The average lenth of a hospital stay in 2007 was 5.6 days.  
  • CBO’s 75-Year Projections for Total National Health Spending  
  • Percent Change in Selected Leading Causes of Death from 2000 to 2004  
  • Percent of Persons with Limitations in Activities of Daily Living by Age Group: 2005  
  • Providing health care for an older American costs 3 to 5 times more than for an individual under age 65. As the population ages, the nation’s health care spending is…