How the U.S. spent its health care dollar: 1929-1980

M. L. Berk, A. C. Monheit, M. M. Hagan

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In this article, we use national survey data on noninstitutionalized individuals and families to examine the distribution of health care expenditures in a historical perspective. Our intent is to discern whether the concentration of health care expenditures among the U.S. population has remained stable over time, to identify any factors associated with broad changes in this distribution, and to use such findings to draw lessons for cost-containment policy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-60
Number of pages15
JournalHealth Affairs
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy

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