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Title
National health expenditures, 1991.
First Author
Letsch, Suzanne W
Date of Pub
1992 Winter
Pages
1-30
Volume
14
Issue
2
Other Authors
Cowan, Cathy A; Lazenby, Helen C; Levit, Katharine R
Abstract
Spending for health care rose to $751.8 billion in 1991, an increase of 11.4 percent from the 1990 level. National health expenditures as a share of gross domestic product increased to 13.2 percent, up from 12.2 percent in 1990. The health care sector exhibited strong growth, despite slow growth in the overall economy. This combination resulted in the largest increase in the share of the Nation's output consumed by health care in the past three decades. In this article, the authors present estimates of health spending in the United States for 1991. The authors also examine reasons for the unusually large growth in Medicaid expenditures and highlight recent trends in the hospital sector.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Data Collection : Economics, Hospital/statistics & numerical data/trends : Financing, Personal/statistics & numerical data/trends : Health Expenditures/statistics & numerical data/trends : Insurance, Health/economics/statistics & numerical data/trends : Medicaid/economics/statistics & numerical data/trends : Medicare/economics/statistics & numerical data/trends : Nursing Homes/economics : Personal Health Services/economics : Physicians/economics : United States
NTIS Number
PB2001-105739