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:Prevalent Chronic Diseases Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Chronic renal failure Congestive heart failure Coronary artery disease Diabetes Mood disorders/senility Cancer Hypertension 15
Slide notes:This slide lists the most prevalent chronic diseases in the U.S., many of which are preventable and/or manageable. Other than mood disorders and senility, obesity and smoking are major contributors in the development of seven of the nine chronic illnesses listed, and considered preventable. 15