Spending for health care in the United States grew to $604.1 billion in 1989, an increase of 11.1 percent from the 1988 level.
Growth in national health expenditures has been edging upward since 1986, when the annual growth in the health care bill was
7.7 percent. Health care spending continues to command a larger and larger proportion of the resources of the Nation: In 1989,
11.6 percent of the Nation's output, as measured by the gross national product, was consumed by health care, up from 11.2
percent in 1988.
Actuarial Analysis : Aged : Female : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data/trends : Hospitalization/economics :
Human : Male : Medicaid/statistics & numerical data : Medicare/statistics & numerical data : Nursing Homes/economics : Personal
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