Silver Book Fact

In 2008, overall spending on hospital services reached $718.4 billion.

Hartman M, Martin A, Nuccio O, Catlin A, et al. Health Spending Growth at a Historic Low in 2008. Health Affairs. January 2010; 29(1): 147-55. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/full/29/1/147

Reference

Title
Health Spending Growth at a Historic Low in 2008
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
January 2010
Authors
Hartman M, Martin A, Nuccio O, Catlin A, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 29, Issue 1
Pages
147-55
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Average Out-of-Pocket Spending on Health Care by Medicare Beneficiaries, by Income as a Percent of Federal Poverty Level, 2003  
  • The average prescription drug costs for older Americans in 2004 were $2,107 per person.  
  • Hypertension, diabetes, and serious heart conditions among adults 45-64 years of age, by percent of poverty level: United States, 2007  
  • Average annual prescription drug costs for noninstitutionalized Medicare enrollees age 65 and over, by sources of payment, 1992-2004  
  • On average, the cost of care for a private (single occupancy) room in a Medicare certified nursing home is 17% greater in America’s urban areas than non-urban areas. The greatest…