Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Introduction and History of Modern Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Components of Health Care Delivery and Finance
Slide content:Insurance Some Use More Than Others http://www.nihcm.org/concentration-of-health-care-spending-chart-story http://www.nihcm.org/concentration-of-health-care-spending-chart-story 19
Slide notes:As with all insurance, some people use more health care services than others. This is true of any type of insurance, whether auto insurance, homeowners insurance, or others. With health care, there are a small number of individuals who actually account for a large amount of the spending. If we look at some data from the United States, we see that the top 5% of spenders account for about 50%, or half, of all spending. The top 1% of spenders account for 23%, or about a quarter of all spending. 19