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Lost workdays and lower employee productivity because of hypertension cost $279.5 billion– the highest amount among chronic diseases.

DeVol, Ross, Armen Bedroussian, Anita Charuworn, Anusuya Chatterjee, In Kyu Kim, Soojung Kim, and Kevin Klowden. An Unhealthy America: The economic burden of chronic disease. The Milken Institute; October 2007. http://www.milkeninstitute.org/publications/publications.taf?function=detail&ID=38801018&cat=ResRep

Reference

Title
An Unhealthy America: The economic burden of chronic disease
Publisher
The Milken Institute
Publication Date
October 2007
Authors
DeVol, Ross, Armen Bedroussian, Anita Charuworn, Anusuya Chatterjee, In Kyu Kim, Soojung Kim, and Kevin Klowden
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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