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National health spending rose 4.7% in 2017, slightly above GDP, but keeping its share of GDP at 18%, according to Altarum’s latest Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs.
U.S. health sector spending continues to grow at a more sustainable rate, driven in part by a slowdown in hiring, hospital spending, and price growth in hospitals, physician and clinical services, and prescription drugs.
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in Q3 2017 in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.
Video recording from the "It Takes YOUR Community" symposium, featuring tools for funding and planning community-based long-term services and supports.
New data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show slower health sector growth in 2016.
These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.
The cost of the opioid crisis exceeded $95 billion in 2016, according to analysis recently released by Altarum, underscoring the importance of swift investment in evidence-based interventions.
Total health spending growth in September was 4.3% higher compared to a year earlier primarily due to slow growth in hospital spending.