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 report:

·         Heart disease mortality rate has fallen from 590 deaths per 100,000 people in 1983 to 253 in 2013.

·         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.

·         Circulatory system 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 treatment.

Source: Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, August 4, 2016

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