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Out-of-pocket spending grew 5.3% in 2007, compared to 3.3% in 2006. This acceleration was mostly due to increased payments for prescription drugs, nursing home services, and nondurable medical supplies.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. National Health Expenditures: 2007 Highlights. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2009. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalHealthExpendData/downloads/highlights.pdf

Reference

Title
National Health Expenditures: 2007 Highlights
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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