Recent revisions to and recommendations for national health expenditures accounting.
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Newhouse, Joseph P
The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has importantly revised the methodology for estimating annual national health
expenditures. Among other changes, the revisions estimated out-of-pocket spending directly, disaggregated expenditures to
a greater degree, and reduced undercounting and double counting. Estimates of total spending and out-of-pocket spending changed.
This article summarizes a meeting of a technical advisory panel, convened by HCFA, that reviewed the modifications adopted
and made recommendations for future revisions.
Accounting/methods : Capital Expenditures : Data Collection/standards : Financing, Personal : Health Expenditures/statistics
& numerical data : Income : United States : United States Health Care Financing Administration