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The health share of the GDP is expected to reach 19.5% by 2017.

Health Spending Projections Through 2017: The baby-boom generation is coming to medicare. Health Affairs (Web Exclusives) Web site. http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/abstract/hlthaff.27.2.w145v1. Published February 2008

Reference

Title
Health Spending Projections Through 2017: The baby-boom generation is coming to medicare
Publication
Health Affairs (Web Exclusives)
Publication Date
Published February 2008
Authors
Keehan S, Sisko A, Truffer C, Smith S, et al.
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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