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U.S. Health Care Industry Overview


Amount

Units

Year

Source

Expenditures

National Health Care Expenditures

3,093.2

Bil. US$

2014*

CMS

In 2016

3,458.3

Bil. US$

2016*

CMS

National Health Care Expenditures per Capita

9,596

US$

2014*

CMS

National Health Care Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP

17.6

%

2014*

CMS

National Health Care Expenditures by Type:

Hospital Care

959.9

Bil. US$

2014*

CMS

Physician & Clinical Services

618.5

Bil. US$

2014*

CMS

Dental Services

116.6

Bil. US$

2014*

CMS

Nursing Home and Home Health Care

248.5

Bil. US$

2014*

CMS

Prescription Drugs

290.7

Bil. US$

2014*

CMS

Research, Structures & Equipment Investments

163.4

Bil. US$

2014*

CMS

Total Health Care Industry Employment

14.5

Million

2013

BLS

Aging

U.S. Population Less Than 65 Years of Age

274.6

Million

2014*

WFB

In 2020

279.8

Million

2020*

Census

In 2030

287.6

Million

2030*

Census

U.S. Population Age 65 Years & Older

46.2

Million

2014*

WFB

In 2020

54.2

Million

2020*

Census

In 2030

70.8

Million

2030*

Census

Medicare/Medicaid

National Health Expenditures from Medicare

615.9

Bil. US$

2014*

CMS

National Health Expenditures from Medicaid

507.2

Bil. US$

2014*

CMS

Medicare Enrollment

54.0

Million

2014*

CMS

Hospital Insurance (HI)

53.7

Million

2014*

CMS

Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI)

49.4

Million

2014*

CMS

Part D

40.7

Million

2014*

CMS

Medicaid Enrollment

57.6

Million

2014*

CMS

Vital Statistics

U.S. Fertility Rate

2.01

Children Born/Woman

2014*

WFB

U.S. Birth Rate

13.42

Births/1,000 Pop.

2014*

WFB

U.S. Infant Mortality Rate

6.17

Deaths/1,000 Live Births

2014*

WFB

U.S. Life Expectancy at Birth

79.56

Years

2014*

WFB

U.S. Death Rate

8.15

Deaths/1,000 Pop.

2014*

WFB

Obesity

Obesity, All Adults 20 & Older

34.9

%

2013

CDC

Diabetes

Diagnosed Diabetes, All Adults 18 & Older

9.1

%

2012

CDC

Diagnosed Diabetes, Adults 65 & Older

20.0

%

2012

CDC

Hospitals

Number of U.S. Registered1 Hospitals

5,723

 

2012

AHA

Staffed Beds in All U.S. Registered1 Hospitals

920,829

 

2012

AHA

Admissions in All U.S. Registered1 Hospitals

36,156,245

 

2012

AHA

Uninsured

Number of People Without Health Insurance for the Entire Year

42.0

Million

2013

Census

Percent of Population

13.4

%

2013

Census

* Estimate, where appropriate includes impact of Affordable Care Act.

BLS = U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; CMS = U.S. Ctrs. for Medicare & Medicaid Services;  WFB = CIA World Fact Book; Census = U.S. Census Bureau; CDC = U.S. Ctrs. for Disease Control & Prevention; AHA = American Hospital Assoc.

1 Registered hospitals are those hospitals that meet the AHA's criteria for registration as a hospital facility and include AHA member and nonmember hospitals. For a complete listing of the criteria used for registration, please see www.aha.org.

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