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 Subject: U. S. annual health care costs Category: Health Asked by: hbekkar-ga List Price: \$12.00 Posted: 20 Jan 2003 11:50 PST Expires: 19 Feb 2003 11:50 PST Question ID: 146033
 ```(a)What were the total U. S. annual health care costs in 1980, 1990, and 2000? (b) Compare the 2000 U. S. health care costs PER CAPITA with Canada, England, France, Italy, and Japan.```
 ```Dear hbekkar, Here’s the info you requested. The US info was found at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website. I have listed the total health care expenditures for 1980, per capita expenses, and health care costs as a percentage of GDP (all currency is \$US): US Health Care Costs Year Total Expenses (\$billion) Per Capita Expense % of GDP 1980 \$245.8 \$1,067 8.8 1990 \$696.0 \$2,738 12.0 2000 \$1,299.5 \$4,499 13.2 Sources: Total Expenses and % of GDP: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus91acc.pdf Per Capita: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/tables/2002/02hus112.pdf **Note: 2000 Per Capita statistic is from the WHO site mentioned below. ----------------- Now here is a comparison of the countries you requested. The source for these statistics is the World Health Organization. I’ve also included health care costs as a percentage of GDP. Note that the per capita column is the “per capita total expenditure on health at average exchange rate in US dollars”. The GDP column is the “Total Expenditure on health as % of GDP”. Also, note that the World Health Organization says that these are figures produced with “best available evidence”. 2000 Health Care Costs Country Per Capita Expense % of GDP Canada 2,058 9.1 England (U.K.) 1,747 7.3 France 2,057 9.5 Italy 1,498 8.1 Japan 2,908 7.8 United States 4,499 13 Source: http://www.who.int/whr/2002/whr2002_annex5.pdf Hope that’s helpful!``` Clarification of Answer by torq-ga on 23 Jan 2003 21:26 PST ```Sorry, the formatting came out slightly off. Here are the numbers in a format that may be easier to read! US Health Care Costs: 1980 Total Expenses (\$billion): \$245.8 Per Capita Expense: \$1,067 % of GDP: 8.8 1990 Total Expenses (\$billion): \$696.0 Per Capita Expense: \$2,738 % of GDP: 12.0 2000 Total Expenses (\$billion): \$1,299.5 Per Capita Expense: \$4,499 % of GDP: 13.2 ------------- 2000 Health Care Costs – Country Comparison Per Capita: Canada: \$2,058 England (U.K.): \$1,747 France: \$2,057 Italy: \$1,498 Japan: \$2,908 US: \$4,499 % of GDP: Canada: 9.1 England (U.K.): 7.3 France: 9.5 Italy: 8.1 Japan: 7.8 US: 13```
 hbekkar-ga rated this answer: and gave an additional tip of: \$2.00 ```Answer and sources given are first rate. Inccluding GDP information helped reduce the inflation factor in the data. Excellant response.```