Medical expenditures for disability and disabling comorbidity

  • Rice D
  • LaPlante M
  • 24

    Readers

    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 59

    Citations

    Citations of this article.

Abstract

Disability and disabling comorbidity place a disproportionately large burden on the health care system. National Medical Care Utilization and Expenditure Survey data show that medical care expenditures for noninstitutionalized persons amounted to $154 billion ($691 per capita) in 1980. The medical expenditure per capita for people reporting two or more disabling chronic conditions ($2456) was 5 times the amount incurred by those with no limiting conditions ($486) and more than 1.5 times the amount incurred by those with one limiting condition.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

Authors

  • D. P. Rice

  • M. P. LaPlante

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free