July 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

Economic Indicators | July 18, 2018

In May 2018, national health spending was 4.4% higher than it was in May 2017 at $3.62 trillion (seasonally adjusted annual rate). While it increased in all major categories, spending on dental services grew the fastest, at 5.6% and spending on nursing home care grew the slowest, at 1.5%. In conjunction with the HSEI reports, Altarum released a new research brief that estimates private versus public health spending.

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