Lekha S. Whittle

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Health care spending estimates constitute an important public policy tool, providing a broad look at historical trends in unique State health care systems. The State health expenditure estimates presented here detail spending for the 50 States and the District of Columbia for calendar years 1980-1998. They include expenditure estimates for specific service(More)
national health care expendi-t u res reached $1.1 trillion, an increase of 5.6 percent from the previous year. This marked the fifth consecutive year of spending growth under 6 percent. Underlying the stability of the overall growth, major changes began taking place within the Nation's health care system. Public payers felt the initial ef fects of the(More)
Brad's dedication to quality and continuous improvement has substantially enhanced our ability to estimate, analyze, and report national health spending. In 1997 health spending in the United States increased just 4.8 percent to $1.1 trillion. As a share of gross domestic prod­ uct (GDP), national health expenditures (NHE) absorbed 13.5 percent of the coun­(More)
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