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The health share of the GDP is projected to rise from 16.2% in 2007 to 17.6% in 2009. It is then projected to climb to 20.3% by 2018.

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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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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