Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Factors Contributing to Increasing U.S. Health Care Costs
Slide content:Financing Health Care, Part 2 Summary 1 Lecture c U.S. health care expenditures highest worldwide Both per capita and % GDP Factors Increase demand and utilization Aging and chronic disease Technology Pharmaceutical costs Administration costs 24
Slide notes:This concludes lecture c of Financing Health Care, Part 2. In summary, the U.S. has the highest per capita national health care expenditures and the highest national health care expenditures as a percentage of GDP in the world. Factors driving costs include increased demand and utilization due to aging and chronic disease, technology, pharmaceutical costs, and high administration costs. 24