50 factoids illuminate key drivers of healthcare costs

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The prices hospitals set for a series of common procedures increased by more than 10% between 2011 and 2013. That’s a faster surge than the rate of inflation—and it’s just one of 50 “things to know about healthcare costs” as spotlighted in a mid-year report from Becker’s Hospital CFO.

Also on the list:

  • The U.S. population is about 320 million, making 2015 the first year healthcare spending will reach $10,000 per person.
  • Total health spending related to services from physicians and clinics spiked almost 101.7% from 2000 to 2013.
  • Health insurance premium rates rose 4.9% in 2012 and 8.5% in 2011.
  • Employers expect the cost of complying with the Affordable Care Act to continue increasing next year and beyond.

To see the other 45 items, along with links to original info sources, click here.