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The annual out-of-pocket medical costs for chronic disease rose from and average of $427 per American in 1996 to $741 in 2005.

Paez, Kathryn Anne, Lan Zhao and Wenke Hwang. Rising Out-Of-Pocket Spending For Chronic Conditions: A Ten-Year Trend. Health Affairs. January 2009; 28(1): 15-25. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/28/1/15

Reference

Title
Rising Out-Of-Pocket Spending For Chronic Conditions: A Ten-Year Trend
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
January 2009
Authors
Paez, Kathryn Anne, Lan Zhao and Wenke Hwang
Volume & Issue
Volume 28, Issue 1
Pages
15-25
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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