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The Economic Burden of Chronic Disease on the United States

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    • The combined cost of treatment expenditures and lost economic output for seven common chronic diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, mental disorders, and pulmonary conditions) totaled $1.3 trillion in…  
    • In 2003, over 162 million cases of seven common chronic diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, mental disorders, pulmonary disorders) were reported in The United States, while only 109…  
    • Improvements in preventing and managing chronic disease could reduce future economic costs in the United States by 27% ($1.1 trillion) in 2023. $905 billion would come from gains in productivity;…  
    • Resonable disease prevention and management efforts could add $5.7 trillion to the nation’s economic output by 2050– a boost of 18%.  
    • If resonable improvements in preventing and managing chronic disease are made, 40.2 million cases of chronic disease will be avoided in 2023.  
    • Lost workdays and lower employee productivity as a result of chronic disease cost the United States over $1 trillion in 2003.