Silver Book Fact

The combined cost of treatment expenditures and lost economic output for seven common chronic diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, mental disorders, and pulmonary conditions) totaled $1.3 trillion in 2003.

Milken Institute. The Economic Burden of Chronic Disease on the United States; http://www.chronicdiseaseimpact.com/state_sheet/USA.pdf

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • A larger proportion of older community residents who received personal assistance were relying entirely on their informal caregivers in 1991 than in 1994 (2/3 compared to 57% in 1994) as…  
  • Major components of health care costs among Medicare enrollees age 65 and over, 1992 and 2004  
  • 46 million more Americans are projected to have at least one chronic condition in 2030 than in 2000.  
  • The national median rate for a semi-private nursing home room in 2010 was $185/day.  
  • Contribution of Key Medical Conditions to Inflation-Adjusted Health Care Spending Growth Among Medicare Beneficiaries, 1987-1997, 1997-2006, and 1987-2006