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Q: Healthcare spending ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Healthcare spending
Category: Health
Asked by: dherrington-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 08 Apr 2004 17:08 PDT
Expires: 08 May 2004 17:08 PDT
Question ID: 327456
Percentage of the total health care expenditures in the US is
attributable to the care of chronic diseases.
Subject: Re: Healthcare spending
Answered By: paul_b_18-ga on 08 Apr 2004 17:34 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

The total health care expenditures in the US sum up to 1,4 trillion dollars:

"In 2001 national health care expenditures in the United States
totaled $1.4 trillion, increasing 8.7 percent from the previous year
compared with a 7.4 percent increase in 2000."
Source: "Medical News Today"

About 75 % of those expenditures are attributable to chronic diseases:

"Chronic illnesses are responsible for 75 percent of the nation's
health care expenditures."
Source: "The Council of State Governments"

"Chronic illness accounts for 75 percent of the nation's health care expenditures."
Source: "The Council of State Governments"

"The chronically ill account for 78 percent of all health care
expenditures and 97 percent of all Medicaid expenditures for people
age 65 and older."
Source: "Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality"

Search strategy:
Google: +"health care expenditures" OR +"health care expenses" +chronic

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Thank you,
dherrington-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
thanks for the quick response!!

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