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Healthcare_spending_in_the_US.pdf

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Health care spending in the United States

US spending on personal health care*

Americans spent nearly three times as much money on diabetes as they did on Alzheimer’s disease in 2013. of spending on diabetes

is on pharmaceuticals of spending on low back and neck pain is on people ages 20 to 64 years

According to experts, oral disorders could be prevented through regular dental visits and access to dental care.

Fastest spending growth from 1996 to 2013

1 Diabetes 3 Low back and neck pain 7 Oral disorders

By condition By type of care 2013 How much money is spent on different types of care?

On which conditions does the US spend the most money, and how are they changing over time?

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1996 2013

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Diabetes Alzheimer’s disease

$2.1 trillion

$1.2 trillion

$37 billion

$101 billion

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} Note: Spending on oral disorders includes oral surgery and cavities, including fillings, crowns, tooth removal, & dentures; skin diseases include conditions such as cellulitis, cysts, acne, and eczema.

*Totals reflect amount of spending that could be broken down by condition.

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Pregnancy and postpartum care Skin diseases Vision and hearing loss Oral disorders Depression Falls High blood pressure Low back and neck pain Ischemic heart disease Diabetes mellitus

3X

58% 69%

Low back and neck pain

1996

6.1% growth

annually

6.4% growth

annually

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10

6.10%

0.20%

6.50%

5.10%

3.00%

3.40%

2.90%

2.80%

3.50%

2.90%

A n n u a l r a t e o f c h a n g e , 19 9 6 - 2 013

To combat rising health spending, it is critical to understand what conditions are driving the spending. The first-ever study of how much America spends on different conditions, ages, sexes, and types of care can be used to address rising health spending. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation led this study.

Ambulatory (outpatient): $706 billion

Inpatient: $697 billion

Prescribed pharmaceuticals: $288 billion

Nursing facility care: $194 billion

Dental: $112

billion

Emergency: $102 billion

2013

$0 $20 $40 $60 $80 $100

Diabetes

Emergency care

5.6% growth

annually

6.4% growth

annually

$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300

Pharmaceuticals

101.40B

88.10B

87.60B

83.90B

76.30B

71.10B

66.40B

59.00B

55.70B

55.60B