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Personal Health Care and Federal Program Expenditures

Personal health expenditures per capita, Medicare expenditures per beneficiary, and Medicaid expenditures per beneficiary are measures of the cost of healthcare in the United States.


Number of Novel New Drug Applications Filed and Number of Novel New Drugs Approved by the Food and Drug Administration

The availability of new drugs often means new treatment options for patients, and advances in health care for the American public. For this reason, "innovation" is a key word throughout the pharmaceutical industry and the healthcare community.


Dollars Invested in Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing Research and Development

Investment in research and development work (R&D) in the field of pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing is critical to developing new and innovative medical products that improve our nation’s health and address unmet health needs.


Percentage of Employers Offering Health Insurance to Employees and Early Retirees

This measure reports the percentage of employers that offer health insurance coverage to employees and retirees. Employer-sponsored coverage is the primary source of health insurance for Americans.


Mean Total Premium for Employer Sponsored Insurance

Premium costs for employer-sponsored health insurance are a measure of the affordability of health insurance for individuals and businesses.


All-Cause 30 Day Readmission Rate after Hospitalization for Asthma

Hospital readmissions are costly, and some can be prevented through care coordination and appropriate follow-up care outside the hospital.


All-Cause 30 Day Readmission Rate after Hospitalization for Congestive Heart Failure

Hospital readmissions are costly, and some can be prevented through care coordination and appropriate follow-up care outside the hospital.


Percentage of People who Used the Oral Care System in the Last 12 Months

Oral diseases, which range from cavities to oral cancer, cause pain and disability for millions of Americans each year. About half of all children and two thirds of low-income children have had tooth decay.


Percentage of the U.S. Nonelderly Population (0-64) with Health Insurance Coverage

This measure reports the percent of the nonelderly population (Americans age 0 to 64) that has health insurance coverage.


Concentration in the Hospital Market

There was substantial consolidation in the hospital industry during the 1980s and 1990s, which slowed for much of the 2000s, before starting to rise again in 2009.