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133 million Americans have at least one chronic disease–45% of the total population.

Wu S, Green A. Projection of Chronic Illness Prevalence and Cost Inflation. RAND Corporation; 2000

Reference

Title
Projection of Chronic Illness Prevalence and Cost Inflation
Publisher
RAND Corporation
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Wu S, Green A

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • In 2004, nursing home and home health care cost the nation $158.4 billion.  
  • State Chronic Disease Index  
  • By 2015, national health expenditures are projected to surpass $4 trillion.  
  • 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.  
  • By 2015, spending on nursing home and home health care is expected to double from 2004 to $320.5 billion.