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Title:
   Trends in Health Care Expenditures for the Elderly Age 65 and over: 2006 versus 1996
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 256
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 the elderly (age 65 and over) in 2006 relative to the elderly in 1996. The $333.3 billion in total health care expenses for the elderly in 2006 was over $100 billion higher than inflation-adjusted expenses for 1996. In each year, over 95 percent of the elderly had some expenses, but the average annual expense per person with an expense was about 30 percent higher in 2006 ($9,080 versus $6,989 in 1996 after adjusting for inflation).
Author(s):
   Steven R. Machlin, MS
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/st256/stat256.pdf (91 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st256/stat256.shtml
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