Health Expenditures

Data are for the U.S.

  • Per capita national health expenditures: $10,739 (2017)
  • Total national health expenditures: $3.5 trillion (2017)
  • Total national health expenditures as a percent of Gross Domestic Product: 17.9% (2017)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 42 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

  • Percent of national health expenditures for hospital care: 32.7% (2017)
  • Percent of national health expenditures for nursing care facilities and continuing care retirement communities: 4.8% (2017)
  • Percent of national health expenditures for physician and clinical services: 19.9 (2017)
  • Percent of national health expenditures for prescription drugs: 9.5% (2017)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 43 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

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Page last reviewed: January 20, 2017