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Out-of-pocket spending for health care was $249.4 billion in 2005.

Catlin A, Cowan C, Heffler S, Washington B, et al. National Health Spending In 2005: The slowdown continues. Health Affairs. 2007; 26(1): 142-153. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/full/10.1377/hlthaff.26.1.142

Reference

Title
National Health Spending In 2005: The slowdown continues
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Catlin A, Cowan C, Heffler S, Washington B, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 26, Issue 1
Pages
142-153
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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