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Title:
   Top Five Most Costly Conditions among Adults Age 18 and Older, 2012: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 471
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   April 21, 2015
Description:
   This Statistical Brief presents data from the MEPS-HC regarding medical expenditures associated with the five most costly conditions for adults age 18 and older. The estimates have been separately presented for individuals ages 18-64 and the elderly age 65 and older in 2012. The five most costly conditions among adults ages 18-64 were trauma-related disorders, cancer, mental disorders, heart conditions, and arthritis and other non-traumatic joint disorders. Among the elderly age 65 and older, the five most expensive conditions were heart conditions, cancer, arthritis and other non-traumatic joint disorders, trauma-related disorders, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
Author(s):
   Anita Soni, PhD, MBA
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Doctor Visits/Use/Events and Expenditures, Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Medical Conditions, Medical Expenditures, Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP, Prescribed Drug Use/Events and Expenditures , Prescription Drugs, Priority Conditions -- Arthritis, Priority Conditions -- Asthma, Priority Conditions -- Cancer, Priority Conditions -- Heart Conditions
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   data_files/publications/st471/stat471.pdf (144 KB)
HTML link:
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