Silver Book Fact

Fact image

Decline in Disability Rates for People Aged over 65 Years, 1982-2000

MEDTAP International, Inc. The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives. Bethesda, MD: MEDTAP; 2004. http://www.aha.org/content/00-10/08affordability-value.pdf

Reference

Title
The Value of Investment in Health Care: Better care, better lives
Publisher
MEDTAP
Publication Date
2004
Authors
MEDTAP International, Inc
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • From 1970-2000, increased longevity added approximately $3.2 trillion per year to national wealth, the equivalent of half of the average annual gross domestic product over the period. Half of these…  
  • During the twentieth century, cumulative gains in life expectancy, for both men and women, were worth over $1.2 million per person.  
  • If resonable improvements in preventing and managing chronic disease are made, 40.2 million cases of chronic disease will be avoided in 2023.  
  • Greater Adherence to Medicines Decreases Total Health Care Spending  
  • Avoidable Treatment Costs and Output Losses, 2023