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The U.S. health care spending increased 6.7% to $2.1 trillion, or $7,026 per person in 2006.

Aaron C, Cowan C, Hartman M, Heffler S. 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
Aaron C, Cowan C, Hartman M, Heffler S
Volume & Issue
Volume 27, Issue 1
Pages
14-29
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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