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ALTARUM: Nov. 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

November 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

November, 2018

These monthly briefs analyze the most recent data available on health sector employment, spending, prices, and utilization—helping to fill gaps in the official government data.

Below are highlights from this month’s report:

  • At $3.70 trillion (seasonally adjusted annual rate), national health spending in September 2018 was 4.8% higher than it was in September 2017.
  • Health care added 35,600 new jobs in October 2018, above the 12-month average of 26,900.
  • Health care prices in September 2018 rose 1.7% above September 2017, the same as the August 2018 rate.

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