Silver Book Fact

About 80% of the senior population has 1 or more chronic conditions. Because of these conditions, 25% are limited in their ability to perform activities of daily living.

Goldman D, Cutler D, Shang B, Joyce G. The Value of Elderly Disease Prevention. Forum for Health Economics & Policy. 2006; http://www.rand.org/pubs/external_publications/EP20060026.html

Reference

Title
The Value of Elderly Disease Prevention
Publication
Forum for Health Economics & Policy
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Goldman D, Cutler D, Shang B, Joyce G
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • The Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index found that 24% of those surveyed were not able to perform their usual activities on 1 or more days during the previous month because of…  
  • Among older Americans, 6 of the 7 leading causes of death are chronic diseases.  
  • More than 60 million new family caregivers each year
    Every year, 61.6 million family caregivers take on the roll of unpaid caregiver to a family member or loved one.  
  • Increased use of multiple prescription medications has been shown to raise the risk of adverse drug interactions for older adults. The risk of injury is associated with the use of…  
  • Certified home care providers charge the most of any home health aides, averaging $36.22 per hour (a 17% increase over 2005). Non-certified but licensed providers charge an average of $22.15…