Silver Book Fact

If resonable improvements in preventing and managing chronic disease are made, 40.2 million cases of chronic disease will be avoided in 2023.

Milken Institute. The Economic Burden of Chronic Disease on the United States; http://www.chronicdiseaseimpact.com/state_sheet/USA.pdf

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human 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…  
  • Analysis of Medicare data on quality and costs of care for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), hip fracture, and colorectal cancer (with resection) reveals substantial variations in one-year, risk-adjusted mortality rates…  
  • Greater Adherence to Medicines Decreases Total Health Care Spending  
  • 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.  
  • For each $1 spent on newer pharmaceuticals. $6.17 is saved in total health care spending. $4.44 of this savings is in hospital spending alone.