Slide 3.

Trends in Healthcare Costs and the Concentration of Medical Expenditures

Most Recent Cost Statistics.

Slide 3. Most Recent Cost Statistics.

  • In 2010 total expenditures = $2.6 trillion:
    • 17.9% of GDP.
    • 3.9% increase over 2009.
    • Growth remained slow.
    • $8,402 per capita.
  • Projected to be ~20% of GDP in next decade.

Source: Anne B. Martin, David Lassman, Benjamin Washington, Aaron Catlin and the National Health Expenditure Accounts Team, Health Affairs, January 2012


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