What Accounts for the Growth in Private Health Insurance Spending?

Hospital care is the largest contributor to commercial health insurance spending growth, accounting for 42% of the increase since 2016. The growth in spending due to hospitals is more than twice that of the growth due to physician services and administrative costs, and ten times that of prescription drugs and nursing care. Efforts to control spending should consider how drivers of spending growth are linked to better patient care and chronic disease management.
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