US healthcare spending growth remains low

February 2014
PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;Feb2014, Issue 695, p9
The article discusses the findings of a report published in "Health Affairs" which showed a minimal increase in U.S. healthcare spending from 2011 to 2012. It notes a 3.7 percent growth in healthcare spending or a total of 2.8 trillion dollars in 2012 which accounted for 17.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). The report also showed a 3.9 percent increase in personal healthcare spending with expenses related to hospital services, and physician and clinical services.


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