Back to National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2019

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Most health spending continues to be for hospitals, drugs and physician services. The growth of Physician spending has outpaced that for Hospitals and for Drugs.

  • Here’s the forecast for each category in 2019:
  • Hospital spending: 26.6% of total health expenditure; $1,880 per person; 2.0% annual growth per person
  • Drug spending: 15.3% of total health expenditure; $1,078 per person; 1.8% annual growth per person
  • Physician spending: 15.1% of total health spending; $1,064 per person; 3.5% annual growth per person