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Title:
   Top Five Most Costly Conditions among the Elderly, Age 65 and Older, 2008: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Adult Population
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 327
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   July 8, 2011
Description:
   This Statistical Brief presents data from the MEPS-HC regarding medical expenditures associated with the five most costly conditions for the elderly age 65 and older in 2008. In 2008, almost one-third ($368.1 billion) of total health care expenditures was spent on care and treatment of the elderly. The top five conditions among the elderly in terms of expenditures were heart conditions, cancer, osteoarthritis and non-traumatic joint disorders, hypertension, and trauma-related disorders.
Author(s):
   Anita Soni, PhD and Marc Roemer, MS
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Elderly Health Care, Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Priority Conditions -- General, Health Insurance -- Coverage, Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP, Prescription Drugs, Medical Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st327/stat327.pdf (82 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st327/stat327.shtml
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