In the United States, chronic disease accounts for 75% of the more than $2 trillion spent on health care per year.
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Most older Americans have at least 1 chronic condition and many have multiple conditions. Among the most frequently occurring conditions older persons in 2005-2007 were: hypertension (41%), diagnosed arthritis (49%),… [ Get More Details ]
In 2002, older people made up 13% of the U.S. population yet accounted for 36% of all hospital stays, 49% of all days of hospital care, and 50% of all… [ Get More Details ]