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Health Care Spending: Top 5 Most Costly Medical Conditions in the Elderly

A third of U.S. health care expenditures are spent on care for the elderly.  In terms of overall medical and drug spending, the top five conditions among the elderly are: Heart conditions Cancer Osteoarthritis and non-traumatic joint disorders Hypertension Trauma-related disorders Every year, of the 40 million seniors in the U.S. who live at home (non-institutionalized), about 86% (34 million) are treated for at least...

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