Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How Many Spend on Health Care?

More than 80 percent of Americans spend on health care during an average year. Here is the percentage with a health care expense in 2010, by type of expense...

Any health care expense: 85%
Office-based provider: 72%
Prescription medication: 61%
Dental service: 40%
Hospital outpatient: 14%
Emergency room: 12%
Hospital inpatient: 7%
Home health care: 2%

Source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, National Health Care Expenses in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2010

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