Almanac of Chronic Disease 2009: The Impact of Chronic Disease on U.S. Health and Prosperity
This is a reference guide on rising rates of chronic disease, and how they are impacting health, health care spending, and economic growth in the U.S. It combines peer-reviewed data with expert commentary to deliver up-to-date information and guidance for individual, community, and national action. The 2009 Almanac reports that almost half of the American population (45%) has at least one chronic condition and 75 cents of each health care dollar nationwide goes toward treatment of chronic disease. Chronic disease drives the vast majority of spending in Medicare (96%) and Medicaid (83%), according to the report.
Organization: Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
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