Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending: MedlinePlus Health News


Top 5 diseases, conditions accounted for $437 billion in 2013

Diabetes — $101.4 billion.

Source: Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending: MedlinePlus Health News

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The top 10 most costly health expenses in 2013, according to the analysis, were:

  • Diabetes — $101.4 billion.
  • Ischemic heart disease — $88.1 billion.
  • Low back and neck pain — $87.6 billion.
  • High blood pressure — $83.9 billion.
  • Injuries from falls — $76.3 billion.
  • Depression — $71.1 billion.
  • Dental care — $66.4 billion.
  • Vision and hearing problems — $59 billion.
  • Skin-related problems — $55.7 billion.
  • Pregnancy and postpartum care — $55.6 billion

https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_162771.html

 

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