Slide 10. Assess Trends in Concentration of Healthcare Dollars and Distributional Cost Estimates

Trends in Healthcare Costs and the Concentration of Medical Expenditures

Slide 10. Assess Trends in Concentration of Healthcare Dollars and Distributional Cost Estimates.

Slide 10. Assess Trends in Concentration of Healthcare Dollars and Distributional Cost Estimates.

Image: A bar chart shows the population ranked by expenditures:

Top 1%:

  • 1977—27%.
  • 1987—28%.
  • 1996—28%.
  • 2008—20%.

Top 2%:

  • 1977—38%.
  • 1987—39%.
  • 1996—38%.
  • 2008—30%.

Top 5%:

  • 1977—55%.
  • 1987—56%.
  • 1996—56%.
  • 2008—47%.

Top 10%:

  • 1977—70%.
  • 1987—70%.
  • 1996—69%.
  • 2008—64%.

Top 50%:

  • 1977—97%.
  • 1987—97%.
  • 1996—97%.
  • 2008—97%.

Source: National Medical Care Expenditure Survey, 1977; National Medical Expenditure Survey, 1987; Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 1996 and 2008.


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