Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Healthcare Spending Averaged $5,141 Per Capita in 2015

The Health Cost Institute recently released a study on healthcare cost and utilization in 2015. Here are some key findings from the report:

Health care spending averaged $5,141 per individual in 2015.
Out-of-pocket spending rose 3% in 2015, to an average of $813 per capita.
Prices for services and prescription drugs increased between 3.5-9% in 2015.
Women of all ages spent $236 more out-of-pocket than men.
In 2015, $649 per capita was spent on brand prescriptions.
The price of an ER visit jumped 10.5% to an average of $1,863 in 2015.

Source: Health Cost Institute, November 22, 2016

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