Silver Book Fact

Lost workdays and lower employee productivity because of hypertension cost $279.5 billion– the highest amount among chronic diseases.

DeVol R, Bedroussian A, Charuworn A, Chatterjee A, et al. An Unhealthy America: The economic burden of chronic disease. The Milken Institute; 2007. https://assets1b.milkeninstitute.org/assets/Publication/ResearchReport/PDF/chronic_disease_report.pdf

Reference

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

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • The indirect impacts of 7 major chronic diseases will total $3.4 trillion in 2023– which is 4 times the cost of treatment.  
  • The national median rate of adult day health care in 2011 was $60/day.  
  • The national average annual cost for a private room (single occupant) in a Medicare certified nursing home is $70,912 ($194.28/day). This is a 2.2% increase from 2005 rates.  
  • Percentage of the Population With Chronic Diseases, 1995-2030  
  • The national median rate for an assisted living facility (one bedroom/single occupancy with non-constant “hands-on” personal and medical care) in 2010 was $3,185/month.