Slide 11. Characteristics that Influence High Levels of Expenditures.

Trends in Healthcare Costs and the Concentration of Medical Expenditures
Slide 11. Characteristics that Influence High Levels of Expenditures.

Slide 11. Characteristics that Influence High Levels of Expenditures.

  • Chronic condition(s): heart disease, cancer, mental disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes.
  • End of life care.
  • In-patient care, unnecessary re-admissions.
  • Medical errors.
  • Overuse of healthcare services.
  • Obesity.



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