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Table 3. Proportion of Medicare Beneficiaries' Income Spent on Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditures by Self-Reported Health Status

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Self-reported health statusOut-of-pocket costs
Excellent14.9%
Very good16.6%
Good19.3%
Fair23.3%
Poor28.5%

Source: Crystal S, Johnson JW, Harman J, et al. Out-of-pocket health care costs among older Americans. J Gerontol 2000; 55B(1):S51-62.

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Current as of September 2002
Internet Citation: Table 3. Proportion of Medicare Beneficiaries' Income Spent on Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditures by Self-Reported Health Status: Reducing Costs in the Health Care System: Learning From What Has Been. September 2002. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/costs/costria/coststab3.html