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Growth Rates of National Health Expenditures and GDP: 1960-2007

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Aug• 28•09

From a NCPA report.

  • From 1960 to 2006, GDP grew at 2.27% per year. Over this time period, GDP increased cumulatively by 174%.
  • From 1960 to 2006, national health expenditures (NHE) grew at 4.79% per year. Over this time period, NHE increased cumulatively by 721%.

For more details, see this chart.

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