Silver Book Fact

Fact image

People with Multiple Chronic Conditions Are Much More Likely to be Hospitalized

Partnership for Solutions. Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care-September 2004 update. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University; 2004

Reference

Title
Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care-September 2004 update
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Partnership for Solutions

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • In 2003, 45% of beneficiaries’ total out-of-pocket health care expenses were for premiums for Medicare Part B, private Medicare plans (primarily HMOs) and private supplemental insurace.  
  • In 2002, 61% of all deaths of those age 65 and older were caused by heart disease (32%), cancer (22%), and stroke (8%).  
  • In 2005, a person with 3 or more chronic conditions who was 65 and older and insured through Medicare paid, on average, $2,588 in out-of-pocket medical expenses.  
  • Percentage of Medicare enrollees age 65 and over who have limitations in activities of daily living (ADLs) or instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), or who are in a facility,…  
  • One Quarter of Individuals with Chronic Illness Also Have Activity Limitations