Silver Book Fact

By 2015, national health expenditures are projected to surpass $4 trillion.

Borger C, Smith S, Truffer C, Keehan S, et al. Health Spending Projections Through 2015: Changes on the horizon. Health Affairs. 2006; 25(2): w61-w73. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/25/2/w61?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=CMS&andorexactfulltext=and&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT

Reference

Title
Health Spending Projections Through 2015: Changes on the horizon
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Borger C, Smith S, Truffer C, Keehan S, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 25, Issue 2
Pages
w61-w73
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • In 2011, the median annual rate for a private nursing home was $77,745—compared to $60,225 in 2005.  
  • Older Adults Are More Likely to Have Chronic Conditions, but Americans of All Ages are Affected  
  • 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.  
  • In 2002, 61% of all deaths of those age 65 and older were caused by heart disease (32%), cancer (22%), and stroke (8%).  
  • Physician and Home Health Care Visits Increase with the Number of Chronic Conditions