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Six Key Findings From HCCI's Health Care Cost and Utilization Report

Submitted by Nick Giardina on Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:54

  1. Total spending per person is now growing at faster rates than prior years (4.6% growth in 2016 vs. 4.1% in 2015 and sub-3% growth 2012 - 2014)
  2. Spending growth in each year from 2012 to 2016 was almost entirely due to price increases
  3. There were large increases in spending and price for administered drugs, emergency room (ER) visits, and surgical hospital admissions
  4. Utilization of most health care services remained unchanged or declined, both year-over-year and over the 2012-2016 period
  5. Consumer out-of-pocket (OOP) spending per person increased, but grew more slowly than total spending
  6. This difference in Consumer growth led to a decline in OOP spending as a share of total spending

Source: Health Care Cost Institute 2016 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report, January 2018
Source URL: http://www.healthcostinstitute.org/report/2016-health-care-c...

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