Advanced Medical & Wellness Center
Advanced Medical & Wellness Center

3060 Dayton Xenia Rd Suite # A, Beavercreek OH

937-427-2225 (BACK)

Advanced Medical & Wellness Center

Quick Facts About Healthcare in the USA

Here are some quick facts about the state of healthcare here in the United States. What do you think about them? Do you think we could do better?

  • 70% of Americans are on at least 1 prescription medicine (Mayo Clinic)
  • Over half are on at least 2 prescription meds (Mayo Clinic)
  • People who are between the ages of 50-64 fill an average of 13 prescriptions per year (Center on Aging Society)
  • People who are between the ages of 65-79 fill an average of 20 prescriptions per year (Center on Aging Society)
  • The use of prescription grade pain medications have been steadily rising for the past 10 years (Mayo Clinic)
  • United States, Canada, and Western Europe account for 95% of the world's prescription opioid usage (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Roughly 64,000 deaths due to opioid overdose in 2016. This has become the number one cause of death in Americans under the age of 50 (New York Times)
  • 78% of Americans prefer to try other ways to address their physical pain before they take pain medication prescribed by a doctor (Chiropractic Economics)
  • 27 Million Americans are without any kind of health insurance coverage.
  • Loss in productivity due to pain costs the American people almost $300 Billion annually (National Center for Biotechnology Information)
  • People under active chiropractic care save 85% on pharmaceutical costs annually (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapy)