Table 124National health expenditures, average annual percent change, and percent distribution, by type of expenditure: United States, selected years 1960–2005
[Data are compiled from various sources by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services]
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Type of national health expenditure 1960 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005
Amount in billions
National health expenditures$27.5$74.9$253.9$714.0$1,016.5$1,353.3$1,602.8$1,733.4$1,858.9$1,987.7
 Health services and supplies24.967.1234.0666.7952.81,264.41,498.81,621.71,738.91,860.9
  Personal health care23.362.9215.3607.5863.71,139.91,341.21,446.31,551.31,661.4
   Hospital care9.227.6101.0251.6340.7417.0488.6525.4566.9611.6
   Professional services8.320.667.3216.8316.5426.7503.1543.0581.1621.7
    Physician and clinical services5.414.047.1157.5220.5288.6337.9366.7393.7421.2
    Other professional services0.40.73.618.228.539.145.649.052.656.7
    Dental services2.04.713.331.544.562.073.376.981.586.6
    Other personal health care0.
   Nursing home and home health0.94.321.465.2104.6125.8139.9148.5157.7169.3
    Home health care10.10.22.412.630.530.534.238.042.747.5
    Nursing home care10.
   Retail outlet sales of medical products4.910.525.774.0101.8170.3209.6229.4245.5258.8
    Prescription drugs2.75.512.040.360.9120.8157.9174.6189.7200.7
    Other medical products2.35.013.633.740.949.551.654.755.958.1
  Government administration and net cost of private health insurance1.22.812.
  Government public health activities20.41.46.420.031.043.452.452.852.556.6
  Structures and equipment1.95.814.534.745.463.271.575.981.786.8
Average annual percent change from previous year shown
National health expenditures. . .10.513.
 Health services and supplies. . .10.413.311.
  Personal health care. . .10.413.
   Hospital care. . .11.613.
   Professional services. . .9.512.512.
    Physician and clinical services. . .10.112.912.
    Other professional services. . .6.617.
    Dental services. . .
    Other personal health care. . .7.310.111.419.
   Nursing home and home health. . .17.217.511.
    Home health care1. . .14.526.918.
    Nursing home care1. . .17.416.810.
   Retail outlet sales of medical products. . .7.89.411.26.610.810.
    Prescription drugs. . .
    Other medical products. . .
  Government administration and net cost of private health insurance. . .8.616.
  Government public health activities2. . .12.816.512.–0.67.7
 Investment. . .
  Research3. . .10.910.
  Structures and equipment. . .
Type of national health expenditure 1960 1970 1980 1990 1995 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005
Percent distribution
National health expenditures100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
 Health services and supplies90.689.692.193.493.793.493.593.693.593.6
  Personal health care84.784.084.885.
   Hospital care33.336.839.835.233.530.830.530.330.530.8
   Professional services30.227.626.530.431.131.531.431.331.331.3
    Physician and clinical services19.418.718.522.121.721.321.
    Other professional services1.
    Dental services7.
    Other personal health care2.
   Nursing home and home health3.
    Home health care10.
    Nursing home care12.
   Retail outlet sales of medical products18.
    Prescription drugs9.
    Other medical products8.
  Government administration and net cost of private health insurance4.
  Government public health activities21.
  Structures and equipment6.

. . . Category not applicable.


Freestanding facilities only. Additional services of this type are provided in hospital-based facilities and counted as hospital care.


Includes personal care services delivered by government public health agencies.


Research and development expenditures of drug companies and other manufacturers and providers of medical equipment and supplies are excluded. They are included in the expenditure class in which the product falls because these expenditures are covered by the payment received for that product. See Appendix II, Health expenditures, national.

NOTES: Percents are calculated using unrounded data. These data include revisions in health expenditures for past years and differ from previous editions of Health, United States.

SOURCE: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of the Actuary, National Health Statistics Group, National Health Expenditure Accounts, National health expenditures, 2005. Available from: www​

From: Trend Tables

Cover of Health, United States, 2007
Health, United States, 2007: With Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans.
National Center for Health Statistics (US) .
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2007 Nov.

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