In 2004 and 2005, hospital spending continued to grow quickly by 7.9% each year and accounted for the largest share of the overall spending increase in both years.
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Compared to individuals with no chronic conditions, the average per capita spending for someone with 1 chronic condition is more than 2.5 times greater; with 3 chronic conditions is more… [ Get More Details ]
Annual health care costs for Medicare enrollees age 65 and over with no chronic disease was, on average, $5,186. This number rises to $25,132 for those whith five of more… [ Get More Details ]