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Title:
   Concentration of Health Care Expenditures in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 81
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   May 25, 2005
Description:
   Using data from the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-HC) for 1996 and 2002 and the National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) for 1987, this Statistical Brief presents estimates on the concentration of health care expenditures. These data indicate that health care spending is highly concentrated, with a relatively small proportion of the population accounting for a large share of total health care expenses.
Author(s):
   William W. Yu and Trena M. Ezzati-Rice
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Medical Expenditures, Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Health Status
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st81/stat81.pdf (113 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st81/stat81.shtml
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