Health care expenditures for major diseases in 1980

Health Care Financ Rev. Summer 1984;5(4):1-12.


Health care expenditures in the United States were 10.5 percent of the gross national product in 1982, and growing rapidly. The magnitude and continuing growth make health care costs an important issue in public policy. Knowledge of costs for specific diseases is necessary for ascertaining the effectiveness and efficiency of various health programs. In this article, medical care expenditures for major diseases are estimated from readily available data and it is shown that expenditures for more specific disease categories can be derived.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Disease / economics*
  • Female
  • Health Expenditures / classification*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Personal Health Services / economics*
  • Sex Factors
  • United States