Projections of national health expenditures through the year 2000.
Sonnefeld, Sally T
Date of Pub
Lemieux, Jeffrey A; McKusick, David R; Waldo, Daniel R
In this article, the authors present a scenario for health expenditures during the 1990s. Assuming that current laws and practices
remain unchanged, the Nation will spend $1.6 trillion for health care in the year 2000, an amount equal to 16.4 percent of
that year's gross national product. Medicare and Medicaid will foot an increasing share of the Nation's health bill, rising
to more than one-third of the total. The factors accounting for growth in national health spending are described as well as
the effects of those factors on spending by type of service and by source of funds.
Forecasting : Models, Econometric : Actuarial Analysis : Data Collection : Drug Costs/trends : Health Expenditures/statistics
& numerical data/trends : Health Manpower/trends : Hospitals, Community/economics : Medicaid/statistics & numerical data :
Medicare/statistics & numerical data : Nursing Homes/economics : Personal Health Services/economics : United States