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National Health Expenditures and Their Share of Gross Domestic Product, 1960-2006

Kaiser Fast Facts. http://facts.kff.org

Reference

Title
Kaiser Fast Facts
Authors
Kaiser Family Foundation
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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  • The health care portion of the GDP was 16.0% in 2006, slightly higher than in 2005.  
  • In 2004, national health expenditures were approximately $1.88 trillion.  
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