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Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment in May 2017.
The latest forecast of national health expenditures (NHE) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has prescription drug spending comprising 10.1% of national health spending in 2015 and increasing to 10.8% in 2025.
Altarum's Advancing Responsible Opioid Prescribing program improves conscientious prescribing, patient education, and prescription tracking (utilizing Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs) among ambulatory providers.
The health care sector added 19,500 new jobs in April, putting the average for the first 4 months of 2017 at just under 20,000 jobs per month, a considerable decrease from the 32,000 per month seen in 2015 and 2016.
The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast BEA's new accounts that estimate health spending by disease category and BLS's Experimental Disease Price Index and to suggest areas for future improvements.
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment in April 2017.
The purpose of this report is to examine opportunities for the Aging Network to expand partnerships with health care organizations and other entities through focusing on the value of investing in information technology (IT).
The health care sector added 13,500 new health jobs in March, which is less than half the 12-month average of 30,000 jobs per month—making the first quarter of 2017 the slowest for health job growth since the second quarter of 2014.