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October 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

October 16, 2018 | Economic Indicators

See the latest data on health spending, price, and labor growth.

Health Sector Trend Report, September 2018

October 05, 2018 | Trend Reports

This quarterly report examines current trends in US health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

September 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

September 14, 2018 | Economic Indicators

This month's Health Sector Economic Indicator Briefs show modest growth in national health care spending and annual health care prices.

August 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

August 08, 2018 | Economic Indicators

Altarum's current estimate of annualized national health spending for the first five months of 2018 is 0.67 percent higher than previously estimated, at $3.61 trillion, and hospital care spending is now 2.04 percent higher, year to date (as of May)...

Sustainable Health Spending: Serious Issues—Sound Policy Solutions

July 26, 2018 | Multimedia

Video recording of Altarum's 8th annual sustainable health spending symposium, which took place on July 12, 2018, in Washington, DC.

July 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

July 18, 2018 | Economic Indicators

In May 2018, national health spending was 4.4% higher than it was in May 2017 at $3.62 trillion (seasonally adjusted annual rate).

Growth in Spending on Privately Insured Drives Most of U.S. Health Spending Growth in 2017 and Early 2018

July 18, 2018 | Research Brief

Spending and price growth among the privately-insured population accelerated in 2017 and early 2018 relative to Medicare and Medicaid, despite very low growth in private insurance enrollment.

Projections of the Prescription Drug Share of National Health Expenditures Including Non-Retail

June 29, 2018 | Research Brief

A new report from the Altarum Center for Value in Health Care examines how "non-retail" spending is allocated across national health account services categories.