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How Employers Can Help Manage the Chronic Disease Epidemic

White Paper Published By: Fitbit
Fitbit
Published:  Jan 28, 2019
Type:  White Paper
Length:  8 pages

Chronic disease is a major expense for Americaís healthcare system. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 90 percent of the $3.3 trillion in U.S. healthcare spend is for chronic diseases. If appropriate steps arenít taken to improve both prevention and treatment of such diseases, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease predicts that the projected total cost of chronic disease in America could tip the scales at $42 trillion by 2030. The most expensive conditions in terms of direct healthcare costs are diabetes, Alzheimerís and osteoarthritis, and the three most common chronic conditions are hypertension, dyslipidemia and osteoarthritis.



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