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Freestanding home health care spending continued to grow in 2005, increasing 11.1%, which was the 3rd straight year of double-digit growth. Home health care spending was the fastest growing health spending category between 2003 and 2005.

Catlin A, Cowan C, Heffler S, Washington B, et al. National Health Spending In 2005: The slowdown continues. Health Affairs. 2007; 26(1): 142-153. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/full/10.1377/hlthaff.26.1.142

Reference

Title
National Health Spending In 2005: The slowdown continues
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Catlin A, Cowan C, Heffler S, Washington B, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
142-153
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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