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Nursing home spending growth is expected to remain fairly steady from 2007 through 2010 averaging around 5.0% per year, before a gradual acceleration over the latter half of the projection period (2007-2016), partly as a result of population aging.

Poisal, John A., Christopher Truffler, Sheila Smith, Andrea Sisko, Cathy Cowan, Sean Keehan, Bridget Dickensheets, and National Health Care Expenditures Team. Health Spending Projections Through 2016: Modest changes obscure Part D’s impact. Health Affairs. February 2007; http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/hlthaff.26.2.w242

Reference

Title
Health Spending Projections Through 2016: Modest changes obscure Part D’s impact
Publication
Health Affairs
Publication Date
February 2007
Authors
Poisal, John A., Christopher Truffler, Sheila Smith, Andrea Sisko, Cathy Cowan, Sean Keehan, Bridget Dickensheets, and National Health Care Expenditures Team
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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