Silver Book Fact

The costs of productivity loss because of a chronic disease were 4 times as great as the direct medical costs of a chronic condition.

Loeppke, Ronald, Michael Taitel, Dennis Richling, Thomas Parry, Ronald Kessler, Pam Hymel, and Doris Konicki. Health and Productivity as a Business Strategy. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. July 2007; 49(7): 712-21. http://www.joem.org/pt/re/joem/abstract.00043764-200707000-00004.htm;jsessionid=HfgTtZGpspk1sw0MJ1Sb194LW2pzLHJnyCCRkGn9TczKJ5vPlB74!1899110359!181195628!8091!-1

Reference

Title
Health and Productivity as a Business Strategy
Publication
Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Publication Date
July 2007
Authors
Loeppke, Ronald, Michael Taitel, Dennis Richling, Thomas Parry, Ronald Kessler, Pam Hymel, and Doris Konicki
Volume & Issue
Volume 49, Issue 7
Pages
712-21
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • One in Four Americans Has Multiple Chronic Conditions  
  • Hospital spending is projected to reach $746.5 billion in 2008.  
  • National health spending numbers are projected to reach $2.4 trillion for 2008.  
  • It is projected that by 2020 the U.S. will spend $685 billion a year in direct medical costs for persons with chronic diseases, and by 2050–$906 billion.  
  • Older Persons with Disability, Their Family Availability and Care Arrangements, 1994 and 1999