Silver Book Fact

In an optimistic scenario, more effective prevention and management of disease could save $218 billion in treatment expenditures annually in 2023.

DeVol R, Bedroussian A, Charuworn A, et al. An Unhealthy America: The economic burden of chronic disease. The Milken Institute; October 2007. http://www.milkeninstitute.org/publications/publications.taf?function=detail&ID=38801018&cat=ResRep

Reference

Title
An Unhealthy America: The economic burden of chronic disease
Publisher
The Milken Institute
Publication Date
October 2007
Authors
DeVol R, Bedroussian A, Charuworn A, et al
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

Related Facts

  • Percent Growth in Number of People Reporting Chronic Diseases, 2003-2023: Current Path versus Alternative Path  
  • Every $1 invested in newer medications saves $7 in other costs.  
  • 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.  
  • 2004 saw the sharpest drop in deaths in around 60 years – down almost 50,000 from 2003. The research team for “Death: Preliminary Data for 2004” from the National Center…  
  • Medicines in Development for Older Americans