national health expenditure analysis

 

 
 

Assignment 3: Dropbox Assignment

National Health Expenditure Analysis

We have discussed the level of NHE in the United States and looked to some degree at how much money is being spent for care by various service categories such as hospitals and physicians.

Click here to view and study the NHE data for selected calendar years between 1970 and 2003 and for selected service categories (with the exception of the catch-all category of “other”) (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS], n.d.).

Answer the following questions in a 2- to 3-page Microsoft Word document:

  • Examine the trends in expenditures for the service categories presented in the table. What is the magnitude and direction of spending changes within and across each of these categories: the percentage of GDP spent on NHE and the NHE per capita.
  • What can you say about how the price of medical care services changes? As you think about what you might say, realize that the figures have been adjusted for inflation. Also, assume that not all increases in healthcare costs are caused by increases in utilization.
  • Examine the rates of growth in the service categories (except the category “other”). What trends do you see in the mix of healthcare services used by the US public? What factors might contribute to these trends?

Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Reference:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (n.d.). National health expenditure data.
           Retrieved from http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/
           Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/downloads/
           tables.pdf

 

Reference from book

 

Lee., & H., R. (2015). Econimics for Healthcare Managers, 3rd edition

 

Ch.1 Why Health Economics

Ch.2 A overview of the U.S. healthcare system

Ch. 17 Regulation

 

 

 

Here is the website for the NHE data between the years 1970 and 2003

 

http://vizedhtmlcontent.next.ecollege.com/pub/content/3c190808-0bfb-4c9c-a78d-41791cca30a3

 

NHE Aggregate and Per Capita Amounts, and Share of GDP for Selected Calendar Years