Wednesday, March 1, 2017

$117.5 Billion Spent on Dental Care in 2015

Kaiser Family Foundation recently updated their health spending explorer tool with data from 2015. Here are some key findings about dental expenditures from the report:

$117.5 billion was spent on dental care in 2015.
Spending on dental care was $366 per capital in 2015.
0.7% GDP was used for dental care in 2015.
Total dental spending increased $4.7 billion from 2014 to 2015.
3.7% of total health spending in 2015 was used for dental care.
The annual percent change in dental spending in 2015 was 4.2%.

Source: Health System Tracker, December 7, 2016

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