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Health Expenditures

Data are for the U.S.

  • Per capita national health expenditures: $8,680 (2011)
  • Total national health expenditures: $2.7 trillion (2011)
  • Total national health expenditures as a percent of Gross Domestic Product: 17.9% (2011)

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 112 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

  • Percent of national health expenditures for hospital care: 31.5% (2011)
  • Percent of national health expenditures for nursing home facilities and continuing care retirement communities: 5.5% (2011)
  • Percent of national health expenditures for physician and clinical services: 20.0% (2011)
  • Percent of national health expenditures for prescription drugs: 9.7% (2011)

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 114 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

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