Silver Book Fact

In 2005, national health expenditures were projected to surpass $2 trillion.

Phillips, Kathryn A., Michael G. Shlipak, Pamela Coxson, Paul A. Heidenreich, Myriam G. Hunink, Paula A. Goldman, Lawrence W. Williams, Milton C. Weinstein, and Lee Goldman. Health and Economic Benefits of Increased Beta-Blocker Use Following Myocardial Infarction. JAMA. 2000; 284(21): 2748-54. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/284/21/2748

Reference

Title
Health and Economic Benefits of Increased Beta-Blocker Use Following Myocardial Infarction
Publication
JAMA
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Phillips, Kathryn A., Michael G. Shlipak, Pamela Coxson, Paul A. Heidenreich, Myriam G. Hunink, Paula A. Goldman, Lawrence W. Williams, Milton C. Weinstein, and Lee Goldman
Volume & Issue
Volume 284, Issue 21
Pages
2748-54
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Older persons with a spouse and a child, and older persons living with others were most likely to rely entirely on informal care (about 62% for both groups).  
  • Growth of chronic conditions in older adults
    The percentage of adults age 65 and older with multiple chronic conditions grew from 37.2% in 1999-2000, to 45.3% in 2009-2010.  
  • Two-Thirds of Medicare Spending is For Beneficiaries with Five or More Chronic Conditions  
  • Older Adults are More Likely to Have Multiple Chronic Conditions  
  • The average lenth of a hospital stay in 2007 was 5.6 days.