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Home health care spending is projected to reach $64.4 billion in 2008.

Sisko, Andrea, Christopher Truffer, Sheila Smith, Sean Keehan, Jonathan Cylus, John A. Poisal, M. Kent Clemens, and Joseph Lizonitz. 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, Andrea, Christopher Truffer, Sheila Smith, Sean Keehan, Jonathan Cylus, John A. Poisal, M. Kent Clemens, and Joseph Lizonitz
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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