Chronic disease costs in the United States as of 2014, by type of medical facility (in U.S. dollars)

Hospital outpatientHospital inpatientEmergency room visitsPrescribed medicinesHome healthAny service
Heart conditions1,21520,8311,839583-4,648
Diabetes mellitus683--127-2,334
COPD, asthma53113,570866612-1,357

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This statistic depicts the average costs of selected chronic diseases in the United States by type of medical facility as of 2014. At this time cancer hospital outpatient treatment cost an average of 3,060 U.S. dollars. In 2015, an estimated 33 percent of adults in the U.S. who had trouble paying medical bills had trouble paying such bills because bills for treatment for a chronic illness had built up over time.
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March 2014
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