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Total U.S. health expenditures reached $2.1 trillion in 2006, which translates to $7,026 per person or 16% of the nation’s GDP.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. National Health Expenditure Accounts: 2006 Highlights. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2008. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalHealthExpendData/02_NationalHealthAccountsHistorical.asp#TopOfPage

Reference

Title
National Health Expenditure Accounts: 2006 Highlights
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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