Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Factors Contributing to Increasing U.S. Health Care Costs
Slide content:Chronic Disease - 1 Ongoing, generally incurable, illness or condition Heart disease Obesity Cancer Diabetes Preventable/Manageable through: Early detection Diet Exercise Medical treatment 12
Slide notes:Care and treatment of individuals with chronic disease constitutes a large portion of the expenditures on health care in the U.S. Chronic diseases are ongoing, generally incurable illnesses or conditions, such as heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes. These diseases are often preventable, and frequently manageable through early detection, improved diet, exercise, and medical treatment. 12