In a reminder of how so much of U.S. healthcare resources are spent on a relatively small number of chronically ill people, and on older people at the end of life, read a new article in Health Affairs, whose abstract is:
“The distribution of healthcare expenditures remains highly concentrated, but most Americans use few healthcare resources and have low out-of-pocket spending. More than 93 percent of ‘low spenders’ (those in the bottom half of the population) believe they have received all needed care in a timely manner. The low spending by the majority of the population has remained almost unchanged during the thirty-seven-year period examined.”
To read the whole article, please hit this link.