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In 2010, national health spending was estimated at $2.6 trillion.

Sean K, Sisko A, Truffer C, Poisal J, et al. National Health Spending Projections Through 2020: Economic recovery and reform drive faster spending growth. Health Affairs. 2011; doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0662. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/full/10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0662

Reference

Title
National Health Spending Projections Through 2020: Economic recovery and reform drive faster spending growth
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Sean K, Sisko A, Truffer C, Poisal J, et al.
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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