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Monday, August 22, 2016
$241 Billion Spent on Heart Disease in 2012
Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a chart collection on heart
disease spending and outcomes in the U.S. Here are some key findings from the
mortality rate has fallen from 590 deaths per 100,000 people in 1983 to 253 in
·U.S. disease burden
for cardiovascular diseases has decreased 36% in the past 2 decades.
·Heart disease is the
leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 23.4% of all deaths in 2014.
diseases accounted for 8.6% of medical services spending growth from 2000-2012.
·13% of adults earning
below $35,000 experience heart disease, vs. 10% of adults earning $75,000+.
·In 2012, spending on
heart disease accounted for 13% ($241 billion) of spending on disease