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:Methods of Controlling Rising Medical Costs
Slide content:Cost Drivers: Increased Utilization Physician and Hospital Utilization Aging Increasing number >65 y.o . Increasing cost >65 y.o . Chronic disease Diagnostic tests Management of disease Prevention of progression and complications 7
Slide notes:Beginning in 2011, the oldest of the sixty-six million people born between 1946 and 1964, known as baby boomers, will reach age sixty-five and become eligible for Medicare. Claims analysis indicates that individuals greater than sixty-five years of age expend over eight thousand dollars per year on medical services. The increases in both the numbers of aging individuals requiring care and the expenditures associated with that care will continue to raise health care expenditures. The increase in chronic disease in the aging population will result in the use of additional resources in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of disease progression and complications, further straining the health care system. Health IT Workforce Curriculum Version 4.0 7