Silver Book Fact

Delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, innovations that delay disability among the elderly through 2009, and a 25% increase in efficiency and effectiveness of cancer treatment would save $138 billion in national health expenditures and $122 billion in federal expenditures.

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

Related Facts

  • The percentage of noninstitutionalized adults 65 years of age and over with limitation of activity decreased from 39% to 36% between 1997 and 1999 and then remained at 34-35% between…  
  • National health spending growth is projected to slow from 6.9% in 2005 to 6.8% in 2006, which marks the 4th consecutive year of a slowing trend.  
  • Decline in Disability Rates for People Aged over 65 Years, 1982-2000  
  • Medicare could save $26 billion per year if currently healthy older people were able to remain fully independent over the course of a single year.  
  • The United States would have spent $634 billion less on health care in 2000 without many of the improvements in health and the associated investments that were seen between 1980…