Banner
  • Revenue Cycle Management
  • COVID-19
  • Reimbursement
  • Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Risk Management
  • Patient Retention
  • Staffing
  • Medical Economics® 100th Anniversary
  • Coding and documentation
  • Business of Endocrinology
  • Telehealth
  • Physicians Financial News
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cardiovascular Clinical Consult
  • Locum Tenens, brought to you by LocumLife®
  • Weight Management
  • Business of Women's Health
  • Practice Efficiency
  • Finance and Wealth
  • EHRs
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Sponsored Webinars
  • Medical Technology
  • Billing and collections
  • Acute Pain Management
  • Exclusive Content
  • Value-based Care
  • Business of Pediatrics
  • Concierge Medicine 2.0 by Castle Connolly Private Health Partners
  • Practice Growth
  • Concierge Medicine
  • Business of Cardiology
  • Implementing the Topcon Ocular Telehealth Platform
  • Malpractice
  • Influenza
  • Sexual Health
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Technology
  • Legal and Policy
  • Money
  • Opinion
  • Vaccines
  • Practice Management
  • Patient Relations
  • Careers

Healthcare spending growth remains slow

Article

Healthcare spending saw its second consecutive year of slow growth in 2010, mostly due to the poor economy, according to government analysts.

Healthcare spending saw its second consecutive year of slow growth in 2010, mostly due to the poor economy, according to government analysts.

Spending on healthcare grew by 3.9% in 2010, only 0.1% faster than in 2009, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Spending for physician and clinical services grew by 2.5%, down from 3.3% in 2009. Prices were relatively stable, but growth in use and intensity declined, driven by a drop in physician visits. Total health spending for 2010 was $2.6 trillion, or $8,402 per person.

Results of the CMS study were published in the January issue of the journal Health Affairs.

Related Videos
© National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
© National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
© National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
© National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
© National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
© National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health