By Claire Thayer, October 15, 2014
Chronic disease is defined as a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured. In the United States alone, 75% of our healthcare spending is now directed towards the treatment of chronic disease. Studies find that almost 50% of this population copes with at least one chronic condition. MCOL’s infoGraphoid this week highlighted these trends, along with a recent study published in the journal Health Affairs on the cost impact of disease management and components of Pepsico’s wellness program focused on reducing employee costs and hospital readmissions:
MCOL’s weekly infoGraphoid is a benefit for MCOL Basic members and released each Wednesday as part of the MCOL Daily Factoid e-newsletter distribution service – find out more here.