From time to time on Neurosurgery Blog, you will see us cross-posting or linking to items from other publications. Today’s post originally appeared on the Health Affairs blog and it highlights a new policy brief from Health Affairs on 2015 national health expenditures. Overall, national health spending grew at a rate of 5.8 percent in 2015, slightly higher than the 5.3 percent in 2014, and following five consecutive years of historically low growth from 2009 to 2013. To read the full post, click here.
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