Health Care Expenditures and Resources

Information on health care expenditures and resources includes data on health research funding, national health care expenditures, personal health care expenditures, types of service expenditures, and sources of funding expenditures such as private health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. These data come from a number of different sources, including surveys and administrative records compiled by several different agencies including the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), and the Agency for Health Care Policy Research (AHCPR). Different health care expenditure variables will be featured periodically on the Social Statistics Briefing Room. Many of these statistics have been published in the annual report Health, United States, a report on the health status of the Nation submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the President and the Congress. For more detailed information on data collection, publications, and public-use data files, go to the NCHS, NIH, HCFA, or AHCPR home pages.


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