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Title:
   Trends in Health Care Expenditures for the Elderly, Age 65 and Over: 2001, 2006, and 2011
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 429
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   January 3, 2014
Description:
   This Statistical Brief compares summary statistics on health care expenditures and expenditure distributions by type of service and sources of payment for the elderly, age 65 and over, in 2001, 2006, and 2011. The $414.3 billion in total health care expenses for the elderly in 2011 was over $100 billion higher than inflation-adjusted expenses for 2001. Although a similar proportion of the elderly had some expenses for health care in the three years, about 96 percent, the average annual expense per person with expenses was about $1,000 higher in 2011 ($9,863) than 2001 ($8,815 in 2011 dollars). The difference in average annual expenses was not statistically significant between 2006 and 2011.
Author(s):
   Lisa B. Mirel, MS and Kelly Carper, MEd
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Elderly Health Care, Health Care Costs/Expenditures, Medical Expenditures
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st429/stat429.pdf (152 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st429/stat429.shtml
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