How much do Americans spend on all kinds of diseases

Diabetes heart disease the American people low back pain the most expensive

xinhuawang· 2016-12-29 07:43:02

pictured in March 24, 2009 in New York, Manhattan, photographed two pedestrians. (Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Xin photo)

xinhuanet.com December 28 Beijing Xinhua (reporter Lin Xiaochun) a new US study says, diabetes is the "most expensive" disease, the American people in this chronic disease on the individual health care expenditure than heart disease and back pain. The study, published in the new issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (

), analyzes the health care expenditures of Americans on 155 diseases between 1996 and 2013. The results show that the United States in the past 18 years, a total of about $30 trillion and 100 billion to spend a total of about $, of which about $2 trillion and 400 billion in spending.

in the 155 kinds of diseases, Americans spend most money in diabetes, the diagnosis and treatment of 2013 related expenditures of approximately $101 billion 400 million; heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but the related costs in diabetes ranked second after 2013, spending about $88 billion 100 million. From 1996 to 2013, the cost of diagnosing and treating diabetes in Americans grew 36 times faster than heart disease. The elderly

diabetes and heart disease affects mainly over the age of 65, and spent in main effects of low back pain and neck pain in third working age adults in 2013, spending about $87 billion 600 million, only a little less than heart disease.

overall, diabetes, heart disease, low back pain, coupled with hypertension, falls, depressive disorders, oral disease, listening to the visual impairment and skin disease, a total of 20 diseases accounted for half of the American people of individual health care expenditure above.

, head of the study and evaluation of health statistics of University of Washington assistant professor at the Institute of Joseph Dilman said in a statement, the U.S. health care spending than any other country, but what disease the cause of this situation has been unclear, hope that this study can help the public and private sector decision-makers to understand the the disease expenditure, more effective planning and allocation of health resources. (according to Xinhua news agency client reports)

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