The amount spent on medical care in the US has increased over the years because of higher treatment charges. Patients are currently after more intense and expensive health care. According to a recent report published in JAMA, aging and population growth are the leading drivers of the increased spending. The new analysis has its main value as the breakdown spent on an illness. Different diseases have unique factors that influence the significant increase according to Joseph Dieleman, leader of the study. For instance, diabetes used to spent around $64 billion with $44 billion going to pharmaceuticals during studies. Factors analyzed led to the increase. They included US aging, population growth, diabetes prevalence, and medicines price and utilization.
The neck and low back pain study budget were $57 billion. The difference between the two research works was due to the different factors affecting both conditions. The prevalence was the same, but the care cost went up, summing up to 8.5% increase in treatment of inpatient annually. Expenditure for inpatient treatment for all conditions increased to $697 billion from $258 billion, despite setting measures to lower utilization costs. Patients had shorter stays at the clinic, but still, the care expenses went up. Breaking the charges down is necessary to know the exact distribution of the costs.
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In 2006, Eric Lefkofsky launched Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The facility aims at improving the life quality of the surrounding communities. He involved his relatives in running the charity center. Lefkofsky is also a Trustee of the Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Lefkofsky takes part in managing Steppenwolf Theatre. He is an adjunct tutor and author at the University of Chicago. The philanthropist studied Law from University of Michigan Law School.
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