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Altarum's latest Health Sector Economic Indicators provide a second look at spending for the entire 2017 calendar year and suggest that national health spending grew by 4.6% from its 2016 level.
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.
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.
Total health spending growth in September was 4.3% higher compared to a year earlier primarily due to slow growth in hospital spending.
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