Thursday, January 5, 2017

$233.5 Billion Spent on Children's Healthcare in 2013

JAMA Pediatrics recently published an analysis of healthcare spending on children. Here are some key findings from the report:

From 1996-2013, children's health spending rose from $149.6 to $233.5 billion.
In 2013, the largest proportion of spending for children was well-newborn care.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder was the second largest expense.
Spending per child was greatest for infants under 1, at $11,741 in 2013.
Mental health caused 24.8% of the increases in children's health care spending.
Spending per child increased from $1,915 in 1996 to $2,777 in 2013.

Source: JAMA Pediatrics, December 27, 2016

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