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Title
Health expenditures by age group, 1977 and 1987.
First Author
Waldo, Daniel R
Date of Pub
1989 Summer
Pages
111-120
Volume
10
Issue
4
Other Authors
Arnett 3d, Ross H; McKusick, David R; Sonnefeld, Sally T
Abstract
In recent years, concern has increased over the rapid growth of health care spending, especially spending on behalf of the aged. In 1987, those 65 years or over comprised 12 percent of the population but consumed 36 percent of total personal health care. This article is an examination of the current and future composition of the population and effects on health care spending. National health accounts aggregates for 1977 and 1987 are split into three age groups, and the consumption patterns of each group are discussed. The variations in spending within the aged cohort are also examined.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Adolescence : Adult : Age Factors : Aged : Child : Comparative Study : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data : Health Services for the Aged/economics : Human : Insurance, Health/statistics & numerical data : Medicaid/statistics & numerical data : Medicare/statistics & numerical data : Middle Age : Population : United States
NTIS Number
PB89-232342