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National health spending in 2008 reached $2.3 trillion, or $7,681 per person.  This was a 4/4% increase from 2007.

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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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