Re: Contribution of specific diseases and injuries to changes in health adjusted life expectancy in 187 countries from 1990 to 2013: retrospective observational study
Depression surely ranks first as regards economic costs.
The annual Global Economic Burden of mental illnesses was $2.5 trillion in 2010, and is projected to become $6 trillion by 2030. [5-table 13]
The total cost of all new cases of cancer worldwide in 2030 will only rise to $458 billion. [5-page 35-Box 11]
The total cost of all diabetes cases worldwide in 2030 will only rise to $745 billion. [5-page 35-Box 11]
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