Study: Chronic disease costs may jump to $47T by 2030

09/18/2011 | Reuters

The cumulative costs of the top five noncommunicable diseases, including diabetes, may surge to $47 trillion by 2030, a study by the World Economic Forum found. The World Health Organization has also estimated an annual NCD-related mortality rate of 52 million by 2030. The results show that NCDs "have the potential to not only bankrupt health systems but to also put a brake on the global economy," said Olivier Raynaud, WEF's senior director of health.

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