Some Deaths Are Preventable
With heart disease taking the toll of $108.9 billion per year and diabetes being responsible for $174 billion, it's an alarming amount of money that the U.S. healthcare is spending on preventable deaths. The heightened demand for medical care also increases the likelihood of medical malpractice, of which an estimated 200,000 people die from each year. 18% of Americans are injured during the course of their care, a number that could be reduced if preventable deaths were reduced first. With 25.8 million diabetes sufferers and 600,000 heart disease deaths each year, an increased emphasis on diet and activity can lead to reduced medical malpractice and health care costs.