Silver Book Fact
The indirect impacts of 7 major chronic diseases will total $3.4 trillion in 2023– which is 4 times the cost of treatment.
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