Disease economics: heart disease

I wanted to see what insight I could gain by looking a bit deeper into the economics of specific diseases. I started with heart disease. As in prior posts on disease economics, the data comes from AHRQ (details here and here and at bottom).

Expense color coding

Color code for graphs below

From my post on disease costs, the big heart disease clinical condition codes are Disorders of lipid metabolism, Essential hypertension, Coronary atherosclerosis etc, Acute MI, and CHF. Below are some details of the economics of each of the clinical conditions.

To read what I think it all means, scroll to the bottom of the post.

 
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