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National health spending numbers are projected to reach $2.4 trillion for 2008.

Sisko A, Truffer C, Smith S, Keehan S, et al. Health Spending Projections Through 2018: Recession effects add uncertainty to the outlook. Health Aff. 2009; https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.28.2.w346

Reference

Title
Health Spending Projections Through 2018: Recession effects add uncertainty to the outlook
Publication
Health Aff
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Sisko A, Truffer C, Smith S, Keehan S, et al
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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