Heart disease and cancer are the most costly health conditions in adults, according a to a report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The report examined data from the Medical Panel Expenditure Survey from 2008.
Key findings include:
- In 2008, the top 10 costliest medical conditions for both men and women were heart disease, cancer, mental disorders, trauma-related disorders, osteoarthritis, asthma, hypertension, diabetes, back problems, and hyperlipidemia.
- Heart disease was the costliest condition in both men and women.
- Hypertension was the most commonly reported condition of the top 10 most costly conditions.
- Nearly twice as many women had expenditures on mental disorders than men.