Silver Book Fact

99% of Medicare spending is on behalf of beneficiaries with at least 1 chronic condition. 96% of Medicare spending is on behalf of beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions.

Partnership for Solutions. Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University; 2002

Reference

Title
Chronic Conditions: Making the case for ongoing care
Publisher
Johns Hopkins University
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Partnership for Solutions

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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