Household Consumption Expenditures for Medical Care : An Alternate Presentation

  title={Household Consumption Expenditures for Medical Care : An Alternate Presentation},
  author={Ana Aizcorbe and Eli B. Liebman and David M. Cutler and Allison B. Rosen},
A S HEALTH CARE spending continues to grow, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) plans to develop a satellite account containing a detailed set of macroeconomic statistics for spending on medical care. This account would provide the data needed to better assess health care spending and its effects on the U.S. economy. In particular, the new statistics would allow health economists to better analyze the returns to treatments of disease and the sources of changes in health care costs.1 

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