Avoidable U.S. healthcare costs by segment 2012

Avoidable healthcare costs in the U.S. in 2012, by associated segment (in billion U.S. dollars)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 28, 2013
Avoidable U.S. healthcare costs by segment 2012 This statistic shows the estimated avoidable healthcare costs in the United States in 2012, distributed by associated segment. In that year, unnecessary hospital admissions may have created a total of 140 billion U.S. dollars in avoidable costs. Expected increase in insurance coverage, chronic diseases, and an aging population may place further stresses on the need for proper medication use to prevent avoidable healthcare costs.
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Avoidable healthcare costs in the U.S. in 2012, by associated segment (in billion U.S. dollars)

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Avoidable costs in billion U.S. dollars
Emergency room visits6
Prescriptions22
Outpatient visits45
Hospital admissions140
Avoidable costs in billion U.S. dollars
Emergency room visits6
Prescriptions22
Outpatient visits45
Hospital admissions140
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 28, 2013
This statistic shows the estimated avoidable healthcare costs in the United States in 2012, distributed by associated segment. In that year, unnecessary hospital admissions may have created a total of 140 billion U.S. dollars in avoidable costs. Expected increase in insurance coverage, chronic diseases, and an aging population may place further stresses on the need for proper medication use to prevent avoidable healthcare costs.
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