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08 Apr 2004 17:08 PDT
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Percentage of the total health care expenditures in the US is attributable to the care of chronic diseases.
Re: Healthcare spending
Answered By: paul_b_18-ga on 08 Apr 2004 17:34 PDT
Hi, 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" http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/index.php?newsid=6225 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" http://www.csg.org/CSG/Policy/health/Chronic+Illness+Summit.htm "Chronic illness accounts for 75 percent of the nation's health care expenditures." Source: "The Council of State Governments" http://www.csg.org/CSG/News+Room/press+releases/Chronic+Illness+Summit.htm "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" http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ulp/chronic/ulpchron.htm Search strategy: Google: +"health care expenditures" OR +"health care expenses" +chronic I hope you have enough information! If you need any more, please ask for a clarification! Thank you, paul_b_18
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thanks for the quick response!!
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