Healthcare Expenditures for Heart Disease Among Adults
In 2017, heart disease accounted for 23.0 percent of total deaths in the United States, and about 7.0 percent of total annual healthcare expenditures were for heart disease treatment in adults.
Healthcare Expenditures for Heart Disease among Adults Age 18 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, a statistical brief from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Household Component, presents estimates for healthcare expenditures for the treatment of heart disease by selected characteristics among adults. As defined in this brief, heart disease includes: coronary artery disease, angina, heart attacks, dysrhythmias, and heart failure.
- In 2017, about 1 of every 12 adults age 18 and older had healthcare expenditures for the treatment of heart disease.
- The percentage of adults with reported expenses for heart disease was higher for those age 65 and older, non-Hispanic whites, and those in poor/low-income families, and lower for those in the West region of the United States as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Annual healthcare expenditures for the treatment of heart disease for adults in the civilian noninstitutionalized population totaled $108.7 billion in 2017 (with a mean of $5,216 per adult with any heart disease expense).
- The largest portion of direct medical spending on heart disease in 2017 was for inpatient hospital care (54.8 percent).