In this May 2017 report, Q1 2017 spending estimates are based upon our own analysis of Advance QSS data as they will not be reflected in Altarum's Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs until next month.
Following are highlights from this month's report:
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About Altarum's Health Sector Trend Reports
With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Altarum provides analysis of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment. These reports make direct use of the Quarterly Services Survey (QSS), the timeliest source of detailed, survey-based spending information for health care services, which account for more than 70% of national health spending.
These trend reports are related to, but distinct from, Altarum's Health Sector Economic Indicators briefs, and were published monthly prior to Q1 2018.