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Table 2 Condition Prevalence and Per Capita Utilization for 2005, by Condition and Number of Chronic Conditions

From: Prevalence of multiple chronic conditions in the United States' Medicare population

Chronic Condition Prevalence
(%)
Number of Beneficiaries Avg # Inpatient Discharges Avg # Inpatient Days Avg # SNF Days Avg # HH Visits Avg # OP Visits Avg # Physician Office Visits1
Study Cohort2   1,649,574 0.39 2.32 1.91 2.77 3.96 6.88
Condition         
Cancer 6.3% 103,850 0.69 4.29 2.71 3.79 6.39 11.28
CKD 9.0% 149,220 1.35 9.51 7.30 8.84 8.09 10.28
COPD 10.9% 179,554 1.25 8.18 6.29 7.90 6.45 10.24
Depression 11.5% 190,282 0.97 6.49 6.94 6.62 6.81 8.99
Diabetes 24.3% 400,268 0.66 4.18 3.40 5.58 5.53 9.06
HF 17.7% 292,776 1.10 7.28 6.44 8.43 6.64 9.74
# Conditions         
None 50.7% 836,428 0.12 0.50 0.36 0.77 2.40 4.86
One 29.0% 478,449 0.35 1.80 1.45 2.36 4.40 7.89
Two 12.7% 209,360 0.78 4.65 3.98 5.74 6.30 9.97
Three + 7.6% 125,337 1.76 12.50 10.54 12.70 8.78 11.36
  1. 1Office visits are identified with Berenson-Eggers Type of Service codes in the line item trailer group(s) in the following ranges of HCPCS (CPT-4) codes: M1A: 99201-99205, M1B: 99211-99215.
  2. 2Includes random 5% sample of Medicare beneficiaries who were eligible for or enrolled in Medicare on or after January 1, 2005, with at least 11 months of Part A and B coverage and no more than one month of managed care coverage.