By Jennifer Schiffers, M.D.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a chronic disease is defined as a condition that lasts one year or more and requires ongoing medical attention or limits activities of daily living or both.
It’s a simple definition to a serious and pervasive problem in America. Currently six in 10 Americans have at least one chronic disease, making it one of the leading drivers of higher health costs. As an employer, here is what you need to know about chronic conditions:
The High Cost