Health Expenditures

Data are for the U.S.

  • Per capita national health expenditures: $11,172 (2018)
  • Total national health expenditures: $3.6 trillion (2018)
  • Total national health expenditures as a percent of Gross Domestic Product: 17.7% (2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 44 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

  • Percent of national health expenditures for hospital care: 32.7% (2018)
  • Percent of national health expenditures for nursing care facilities and continuing care retirement communities: 4.6% (2018)
  • Percent of national health expenditures for physician and clinical services: 19.9 (2018)
  • Percent of national health expenditures for prescription drugs: 9.2% (2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 45 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

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Page last reviewed: May 7, 2021