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U.S. healthcare: A lot of spending for a few

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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.”

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