By Kenneth E. Thorpe
February 3, 2022
More than half of Oregon's population -- nearly 2.3 million people -- is living with at least one chronic disease....
Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in Oregon is $534 billion. In 2015, 2.5 million people in Oregon had at least 1 chronic disease, 1 million had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost Oregon $25.7 billion in medical costs and an extra $9.9 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030).
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