An Updated Analysis of the Roles of Cost per Case and Treated Prevalence in Health Spending Growth (PDF)

This report presents data, methods, and findings from a study of the roles of treated disease prevalence (treated prevalence) and cost per person treated (cost per case) on the rate of increase in real per capita health spending by the civilian non-institutional population from 1996 through 2014. The work was funded by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for comparison with estimates from their Healthcare Satellite Accounts (HCSA).

Charles Roehrig and Craig Lake