Multiple chronic conditions and healthcare costs among adults

Usha Sambamoorthi, Xi Tan, Arijita Deb

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

76 Scopus citations


The prevalence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) is increasing among individuals of all ages. MCC are associated with poor health outcomes. The presence of MCC has profound healthcare utilization and cost implications for public and private insurance payers, individuals, and families. Investigators have used a variety of definitions for MCC to evaluate costs associated with MCC. The objective of this article is to examine the current literature in estimating excess costs associated with MCC among adults. The discussion highlights some of the theoretical and technical merits of various MCC definitions and models used to estimate the excess costs associated with MCC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)823-832
Number of pages10
JournalExpert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - 3 Sep 2015


  • comorbidity
  • cost burden
  • expenditures
  • multimorbidity
  • multiple chronic conditions
  • out-of-pocket costs


Dive into the research topics of 'Multiple chronic conditions and healthcare costs among adults'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this