Silver Book Fact

In 2003, national health expenditures were 15.3% of the GDP, compared to 5.1% in 1960.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2005. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus05.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2005: With chartbook on trends in the health of Americans
Publisher
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Lost Productivity by Source, 2003  
  • CBO’s 75-Year Projections for Total National Health Spending  
  • Two-Thirds of Medicare Spending is For Beneficiaries with Five or More Chronic Conditions  
  • Hospital spending accounted for 31% of all money spent on health care in 2005, which was the largest share of overall health spending.  
  • In 2005, the number of physician visits was 13,914 per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.