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U.S. health care spending is expected to grow 6.7% in 2007, and remain near the same rate through 2017.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. National Health Expenditure Projections 2007-2017. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2008. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/NationalHealthExpendData/Downloads/proj2007.pdf

Reference

Title
National Health Expenditure Projections 2007-2017
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
  • Future Economic Burden

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