Cost of Chronic Illness A Chronic Illness Podcast
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Subscribe Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates. Email Address Sign Up We respect your privacy. Thank you! Panel Discussion: The Cost of Having an Invisible Illness Important Note:According to a 2017 RAND study, as of 2014, 60 percent of Americans had at least one chronic condition, and 42 percent had multiple chronic conditions. These proportions have held steady since 2008. As used in the RAND study, it includes any physical or mental health condition that lasts more than one year and either limits ability or requires ongoing treatment. That means high cholesterol and high blood pressure, anxiety and arthritis, heart disease and diabetes.RAND researchers used data from a national survey on health care expenditures to compile a chartbook with the most up-to-date numbers on the cost and prevalence of such chronic conditions. Their estimates suggest that nearly 150 million Americans are living with at least one chronic condition; around 100 million of them have more than one. And nearly…