Donham, Carolyn S; Lazenby, Helen C; Long, Anna M; Martin, Anne B; McDonnell, Patricia A; Sensenig, Arthur L; Smith, Cynthia
E; Stewart, Madie W; Whittle, Lekha S; Zezza, Mark A
The health care spending share of gross domestic product (GDP) remained steady between 1993 and 1999 as moderate-to-strong
economic growth coincided with a rapid shift to managed care. This shift, along with decelerating growth in Medicare spending,
appears to have generated a mostly one-time saving that lowered aggregate health expenditure growth.