Silver Book Fact

In 2003, heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease cost an estimated $771 billion.

Investment in Research Saves Lives and Money. http://www.researchamerica.org/advocacy/investment.html. Published 2005

Reference

Title
Investment in Research Saves Lives and Money
Publisher
Research!America
Publication Date
Published 2005
Authors
Research!America
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • By 2030, 20% of the population will be people age 65 and older with chronic conditions.  
  • In 2004, older Americans with no chronic conditions spent an average of $800 on prescription drugs. Those with 5 or more chronic conditions spent on average $3,862.  
  • 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.  
  • In 2000, there were 105,496 hospice patients.  
  • Distribution of Medicare Enrollees Age 65 and Over Using Assistive Devices and/or Receiving Personal Care for a Chronic Disability, 1984, 1989, 1994, and 1999