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February 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

February 12, 2018 | Economic Indicators

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.

January 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

January 11, 2018 | Economic Indicators

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.

Health Sector Trend Report, December 2017

December 28, 2017 | Trend Reports

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.

December 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

December 15, 2017 | Economic Indicators

New data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show slower health sector growth in 2016.

Health Sector Trend Report, November 2017

November 29, 2017 | Trend Reports

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.

November 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

November 09, 2017 | Economic Indicators

Total health spending growth in September was 4.3% higher compared to a year earlier primarily due to slow growth in hospital spending.

Price Transparency and Physician Quality Report Card 2017

November 08, 2017 | Report

Most states fail to provide consumers with the information they need to make informed health care choices and even fewer provide data on the price and quality of care together, according to a report by independent nonprofit organizations Altarum and Catal

Health Sector Trend Report, October 2017

October 26, 2017 | Trend Reports

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.