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August 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

August 13, 2015 | Economic Indicators

National health spending in June 2015 was 5.7% higher than in June 2014, down from the 8-year high growth rate of 6.7% in the first quarter of 2015.

July 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

July 09, 2015 | Economic Indicators

The health sector continued its strong job growth in June with the addition of 40,100 new jobs.

Validity of a New Patient Engagement Measure: The Altarum Consumer Engagement (ACE) Measure™

June 23, 2015 | Online Article

The ACE Measure™ is a tool designed to assess the health engagement levels of individuals and populations.

Jun 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

June 11, 2015 | Economic Indicators

National health spending in April 2015 was 6.2% higher than in April 2014. At $3.2 trillion, health spending now represents 18.2% of gross domestic product, a new all-time high.

Medical Cost Trend: Behind The Numbers 2016

June 09, 2015 | Research Brief

Spending growth in the $2.9 trillion US health economy is expected to slow in 2016 as compared to 2015, but it will still outpace overall economic inflation.

The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan

May 29, 2015 | Report

This report estimates the potential economic benefits of seizing opportunities in actively promoting equity and addressing racial and ethnic inequities in Michigan.

Technical Notes: The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan

May 20, 2015 | N/A

May 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

May 13, 2015 | Economic Indicators

The health services sector added 45,000 jobs in April 2015, continuing the surge that began roughly 1 year ago.