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Home health spending increased 11.3% (to $59 billion) in 2007.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. National Health Expenditures: 2007 Highlights. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2009. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalHealthExpendData/downloads/highlights.pdf

Reference

Title
National Health Expenditures: 2007 Highlights
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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