Infographic: Sick! Epidemic of Chronic Diseases

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

Chronic diseases account for 70 percent of deaths every year, which translates to higher healthcare costs and utilization rates.

Heart disease has been the leading cause of mortality for Americans every year since 1920, costing an annual $108.9 billion in healthcare and lost productivity, according to a new infographic from Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees. This infographic identifies the top chronic illnesses, their costs and possible preventative measures.

Sick! Epidemic of Chronic Diseases

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