Understanding U.S. Health Care Spending

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 8/07/2011 10:10

In this data brief they examine why we spend more than $8,000 per person on health care and the factors driving spending growth.

Schoenman J, Chockley N. Understanding U.S. Health Care Spending. Washington DC: NIHCM Foundation; 2011. Available at: http://www.nihcm.org/images/stories/NIHCM-CostBrief-Email.pdf


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Their analyses document the extreme concentration of expenditures, with just 5 percent of the population responsible for almost half of all spending, and demonstrate the importance of rising spending for hospital and physician services as the primary drivers of expenditure growth.


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