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Health Economics Information Resources: A Self-Study Course

Module 2 - Sources and Characteristics of Information Relating to Health Care Financing in the US  

Growth in national health expenditures

Growth in National Health Expenditures

Source: CMS, Office of the Actuary, National Health Statistics Group

Note: Deflated using the GDP chain weighted price index.
Nominal: values expressed in current dollar terms (not adjusted for inflation).
Real: values adjusted for economy-wide inflation.


Health spending growth slowed between 1993 and 2000 to an average increase of 5.6 percent, about half the rate of increase between 1980 and 1993.

 

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