Silver Book Fact

Chronically ill patients receive only about 55% of all clinically recommended care.

McGlynn E, Asch S, Adams J, Keesey J, et al. The Quality of Health Care Delivered to Adults in the United States. NEJM. 2003; 348: 2635-45. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa022615

Reference

Title
The Quality of Health Care Delivered to Adults in the United States
Publication
NEJM
Publication Date
2003
Authors
McGlynn E, Asch S, Adams J, Keesey J, et al.
Pages
2635-45
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Chronic Diseases are the Leading Causes of Death in the U.S.  
  • The costs of productivity loss because of a chronic disease were 4 times as great as the direct medical costs of a chronic condition.  
  • National health spending in 2008 reached $2.3 trillion, or $7,681 per person.  This was a 4/4% increase from 2007.  
  • People with Multiple Chronic Conditions Are Much More Likely to be Hospitalized  
  • CBO’s 75-Year Projections for Total National Health Spending