Silver Book Fact

Compared to individuals with no chronic conditions, the average per capita spending for someone with 1 chronic condition is more than 2.5 times greater; with 3 chronic conditions is more than 7 times greater; and with 5 or more chronic conditions is close to 15 times greater.

Partnership for Solutions. Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University; 2002

Reference

Title
Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Partnership for Solutions

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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