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February 2016 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

February 16, 2016 | Economic Indicators

Preliminary estimates show health spending grew only 4.9% in December 2015 compared to December 2014, continuing a steady decline from a peak of 6.8% in February 2015.

The Aging Network In Transition: Hanging In The Balance

January 26, 2016 | Online Article

Despite the challenges of perennially low funding levels and the lack of federal investment for the aging network, it is showing signs of significant progress in developing relationships with a diverse array of health care organizations.

January 2016 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

January 15, 2016 | Economic Indicators

Health spending in October 2015 was up 5.5% compared to October 2014, continuing the slowdown from the peak of 6.8% growth in February 2015.

December 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

December 11, 2015 | Economic Indicators

Health spending in October 2015 was up 5.5% compared to October 2014, continuing the slowdown from the peak of 6.8% growth in February 2015.

A Framework for Assessing the Value of Investments in Nonclinical Prevention

December 10, 2015 | Online Article

November 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

November 12, 2015 | Economic Indicators

The health sector added a robust 44,900 new jobs in October and now accounts for 10.7% of total employment — an all-time high.

October 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

October 08, 2015 | Economic Indicators

National health spending in August 2015 was 5.7% higher than in August 2014. Prescription drug spending grew the fastest of the major categories at 9.2% year over year, though down from its multi-year high of 14.6% in December 2014.

Altarum's 2014 Annual Report

September 25, 2015 | Annual Report

Altarum confronts the toughest challenges facing our health system today, backed by a 70-year history of excellence in objective research and analytics.