Health Economics Research Group

Health Economics Research Group

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Focuses on the economic impact of chronic diseases

What We Do (Mission)

What We Do (Mission)

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What We Do

Mission Subtitle
The Milken Institute Health Economics Research Program uses economic analysis and research to identify and quantify important public health risk factors.

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By the Numbers

The Health and Economic Costs of Chronic Diseases

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180.5
million

In 2016, 180.5 million people—or 60.7 percent of the population ages 2 and over—were either obese or overweight.

$
1.1
trillion

In 2016, the total costs in the U.S. for direct health care treatment for chronic health conditions totaled $1.1 trillion.

$
billion

Amount wasted annually in the US on unnecessary medical services, paperwork, fraud, and poor quality services, according to the Institute of Medicine.

Contact Us Info

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Health Economics Research Group
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Milken Institute
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1250 4th Street
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Santa Monica, CA 90401

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