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The health care portion of the GDP was 16.0% in 2006, slightly higher than in 2005.

Catlin, Aaron, Cathy Cowan, Micah Hartman, Stephen Heffler. National Health Spending In 2006: A Year Of Change For Prescription Drugs. Health Affairs. January 2008; 27(1): 14-29. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/27/1/14

Reference

Title
National Health Spending In 2006: A Year Of Change For Prescription Drugs
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
January 2008
Authors
Catlin, Aaron, Cathy Cowan, Micah Hartman, Stephen Heffler
Volume & Issue
Volume 27, Issue 1
Pages
14-29
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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