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Health Sector Trend Report, July 2017

July 27, 2017 | Trend Reports

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment in July 2017.

July 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

July 14, 2017 | Economic Indicators

This month's Health Sector Economic Briefs show unexpected growth in hiring with 36,500 new health care jobs added in June—a significant increase over the average 21,000 per month in the first 5 months of this year.

Health Sector Trend Report, June 2017

June 28, 2017 | Trend Reports

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment in June 2017.

June 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

June 08, 2017 | Economic Indicators

With health care employment growth down by 10,000 per month, prices slowing across the board, and total spending growth also down 0.5% from last year’s rate, private and public sector purchasers may feel some relief compared to the acceleration of...

Health Sector Trend Report, May 2017

May 31, 2017 | Trend Reports

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.

A 10-Year Projection of the Prescription Drug Share of National Health Expenditures, Including Non-Retail

May 24, 2017 | Research Brief

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.

May 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

May 11, 2017 | Economic Indicators

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.

A Comparison of Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics Disease-Price Indexes

May 01, 2017 | Research Brief

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.