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Health Care Costs in US are increasing - infographics and Vitamin D - Dec 2016

US Spending on Personal Health Care and Public Health, 1996-2013

JAMA. 2016;316(24):2627-2646. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.16885

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 Download the 157 page Supplement PDF from VitaminDWiki

Here are some of the charts but none of the tables

Largest cost = Doctor's office visits?

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Note: 75% reduction in clinic visits after all (8,000) patients had > 80 ng of Vitamin D
In addition to Vitamin D, the clinic also sometimes prescribed Magnesiuim, Iodine, or Vitamin C
No indication of associated cost reductions due to Vitamin D for hospitals, drugs, dental. Emergency, etc,

Click Here for interactive version of the above chart and 50 others



Increase in costs:
Note: Pregnancy + Newborn Costs >$100 Billion

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VitaminDWiki summarizes studies which show how vitamin D will lower costs of Prenancy and Newborn

Healthy pregnancies need lots of vitamin D has the following summary

Problem
ReducesProof
1. Miscarriage 2.5 times Observe
2. Pre-eclampsia 3.6 timesRCT*
3. Gestational Diabetes 3 times RCT*
4. Good 2nd trimester sleep quality 3.5 times Observe
5. Premature birth 2 times RCT*
6. C-section - unplanned 1.6 timesObserve
7. Depression AFTER pregnancy 1.4 times RCT*
8. Small for Gestational Age 1.6 times meta-analysis
9. Infant height, weight, head size
     within normal limits
RCT*
10. Childhood Wheezing 1.3 times RCT*
11. Additional child is Autistic 4 times Intervention
12.Young adult Multiple Sclerosis 1.9 timesObserve
13. Preeclampsia in young adult 3.5 timesRCT*
14. Good motor skills @ age 31.4 times Observe
15. Childhood Mite allergy 5 times RCT*
16. Childhood Respiratory Tract visits 2.5 times RCT*

Vitamin D can also lower costs of ADHD


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See Hypertension in VitaminDWiki


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See Back Pain and Chronic Pain in VitaminDWiki


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See HIV (#1) in VitaminDWiki

See RTI (#2) in VitaminDWiki

See Diarrhea (#3) in VitaminDWiki


See Cost Savings with Vitamin D in VitaminDWiki


Ages 45-64 and 65+

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What the study did not include

  • Costs of visits - they just use the # of visits
    Dental example: 1 visit which could be for a ow-cost fluoride treatment or for a high-cost root canal
  • Costs of home caregiving 44 million people in US provide free care-giving
  • Lost wages - short or long term - for self or family caregiver


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Attached files

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7599 45 and up.jpg admin 29 Dec, 2016 23:04 120.88 Kb 101
7598 JAMA Dec 2016 supplement.pdf PDF 2016 admin 29 Dec, 2016 22:00 1.74 Mb 114
7596 8.jpg admin 29 Dec, 2016 16:16 91.29 Kb 120
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7591 3.jpg admin 29 Dec, 2016 16:14 127.74 Kb 118
7589 HC spend 1.jpg admin 29 Dec, 2016 16:13 95.25 Kb 115
7588 US Health Care Spending.pdf PDF 2016 admin 29 Dec, 2016 16:13 1.01 Mb 121
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