National health accounts: lessons from the U.S. experience.
Lazenby, Helen C
Date of Pub
Adler, Gerald S; Cowan, Cathy A; Letsch, Suzanne W; Levit, Katharine R; Waldo, Daniel R
The national health accounts (NHA) are the framework within which type of services and sources of funding for health care
expenditures are measured. NHA, devised to portray the structure of health care delivery and financing in the United States,
provide essential information necessary for the formulation of public health policy and for international comparison. In this
article, the authors describe the importance of the NHA nationally and internationally, and provide a blueprint of the definitions,
sources, and methods used to create this system of NHA in the United States.
Accounting/methods : Data Collection : Financing, Organized/classification/statistics & numerical data : Health Expenditures/statistics
& numerical data : Health Resources/classification/economics : Health Services/classification/economics : Models, Econometric
: United States