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Between 2008 and 2018, average annual growth in health spending is projected to be 6.2%. This is 2.1% higher than the annual GDP growth.

Sisko A, Truffer C, Smith S, Keehan S, et al. Health Spending Projections Through 2018: Recession Effects Add Uncertainty to the Outlook. Health Aff. 2009; https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.28.2.w346

Reference

Title
Health Spending Projections Through 2018: Recession Effects Add Uncertainty to the Outlook
Publication
Health Aff
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Sisko A, Truffer C, Smith S, Keehan S, et al
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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