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The Cost of Heart Disease

Estimated Costs Associated with Cardiovascular Disease in the U.S. in 2009

  • Hospital: $150.1 billion
  • Medical Durables: $52.3 billion
  • Nursing Home: $48.2 billion
  • Physicians: $46.4 billion
  • Home Health Care: $16.8 billion

Source: Journal of the American Heart Association, “Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2009 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association.”

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July 15, 2009 - Posted by | Chronic conditions, Cost, healthcare | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. This is more Democratic doublespeak. First, they will tax the very, very rich. We all know that soon the health care hydra will need more money. The current cost estimates will surely be too low. Then, they will come after the very rich. In time, they’ll have to tax everyone else, in one way or another. Why not mine the money already trapped inside the health care system? For a suggestion on where to look first, see http://www.MDWhistleblower.blogspot.com

    Comment by Michael Kirsch, M.D. | July 15, 2009 | Reply

  2. This is particularly disturbing when you consider that about 80% of heart disease is considered preventable!

    Carolyn Thomas
    http://www.myheartsisters.org

    Comment by Carolyn | July 15, 2009 | Reply


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