New Data Brief on Health Care Spending
NIHCM Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a new data brief, Understanding U.S. Health Care Spending. In it we examine why we spend more than $8,000 per person on health care and the factors driving spending growth.
Our 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.
Findings are based on NIHCM analysis of the most recent data from the National Health Expenditure Accounts and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.