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Title:
   Trends in Health Care Expenditures for Adults Ages 45-64: 2006 versus 1996
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 255
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   August 21, 2009
Description:
   This Statistical Brief compares summary statistics on health care expenditures and expenditure distributions by type of service and source of payment for adults ages 45-64 in 2006 relative to the same age group in 1996. The $370 billion in total health care expenses for adults ages 45-64 in 2006 was $183 billion higher than inflation-adjusted expenses for 1996. About 90 percent of adults ages 45-64 in each year had some expenses but the average annual expense per person with an expense was markedly higher in 2006 ($5,455 versus $3,849 in 1996 after adjusting for inflation).
Author(s):
   Steven R. Machlin, MS and Marielle Kress
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Medical Expenditures, Health Care Costs/Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st255/stat255.pdf (106 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st255/stat255.shtml
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