Outlays for health care in the nation reached $212.2 billion in calendar year 1979--12.5 percent higher than in 1978, according
to preliminary figures compiled by the Health Care Financing Administration. This estimate represented $943 per person in
the United States and was equal to 9.0 percent of the Gross National Product. This latest report in the annual series representing
national health expenditures provides detailed estimates of health care spending by type of service and method of financing.
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