Treated Disease Prevalence And Spending Per Treated Case Drove Most Of The Growth In Health Care Spending In 1987–2009

Health Affairs: May 1, 2013

Analysis of data from the National Medical Expenditure Survey and the Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys from 1987–2009 reinforces previous observations that increased prevalence of treated disease has become the main driver of increased spending on health care in the United States.  Read more