Davidoff, Laurence M; Lazenby, Helen C; Waldo, Daniel R
Growth in health care expenditures slowed to 9.1 percent in 1984, the smallest increase in expenditures in 19 years. Economic
forces and emerging structural changes within the health sector played a role in slowing growth. Of the $1,580 per person
spent for health care in 1984, 41 percent was financed by public programs; 31 percent by private health insurance; and the
remainder by other private sources. Together, Medicare and Medicaid accounted for 27 percent of all health spending.
Delivery of Health Care/trends : Financing, Government/trends : Health Expenditures/trends : Social Change : Statistics :
Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States