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Healthcare spending jumps to 5.3%

Briefings On Hospital Safety Online, December 22, 2015

Healthcare spending increased from 2.9% in 2013 to 5.3% in 2014, according to CMS.

Experts attribute the jump to expansions in health insurance coverage, which included 8.7 million more people, and higher drug prices.

Click here to read more analysis by The Commonwealth Fund.

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