Trends in Healthcare Costs and the Concentration of Medical ExpendituresIssues for Further Consideration.
- Impact of trends: The proportion of the population with multiple chronic conditions is likely to continue as a consequence of the aging of the population and rising obesity rates.
- Related concerns: Attention to impact of high medical expenditures on affordability and healthcare burdens.
- Effects on AHRQ Priority Populations: elderly, chronic disease(s), end of life care.
- Analytical needs: Extended longitudinal profiles, research initiatives and modeling efforts to identify strategies to improve health outcomes and reduce expense for this population.
Current as of November 2012
Internet Citation: Slide 25. : Trends in Healthcare Costs and the Concentration of Medical Expenditures. November 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-07-nac/cohenmeyers/cohenmeyerssl25.html