Silver Book Fact

In 2003, over 162 million cases of seven common chronic diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, mental disorders, pulmonary disorders) were reported in The United States, while only 109 million people were afflicted.

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

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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  • Growth in hospital spending is expected to increase from 7% (2006) to 7.5% in 2007–partially because of higher Medicaid payment rates.  
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  • In 2004, hospital spending, which is 30% of national heath expenditures, increased by 8.6%.  
  • 2/3 of Medicare expenditures are for the 9.5 million beneficiaries who have 5 or more chronic conditions.