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The Power of prevention; chronic disease . . . the public health challenge of the 21st century
  • Published Date:
    2009
Filetype[PDF - 2.02 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.)
  • Description:
    "The United States spends significantly more on health care than any other nation. In 2006, our health care expenditure was over $7,000 per person, more than twice the average of 29 other developed countries. We also have one of the fastest growth rates in health spending, tripling our expenditures since 1990. Yet the average life expectancy in the United States is far below many other nations that spend less on health care each year. As a nation, more than 75% of our health care spending is on people with chronic conditions. These persistent conditions--the nation's leading causes of death and disability--leave in their wake deaths that could have been prevented, lifelong disability, compromised quality of life, and burgeoning health care costs." - p. 1

    "CS201478."

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-16).

  • Supporting Files:
    No Additional Files