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Table 2 U.S. GDP and major categories of healthcare expenditure (US$, millions, nominal)

From: Healthcare reform in the United States and China: pharmaceutical market implications

  U.S. GDP Total health spending Prescription drugs Hospital care MD & outpatient
1980 2,788,000 255,700 12,000 100,500 47,700
1990 5,801,000 724,000 40,300 250,400 158,900
2000 9,951,500 1,378,000 120,900 415,500 290,000
2010 14,498,900 2,593,600 270,900 815,900 519,100
Projected 2015 17,722,000 3,544,400 442,050 1,134,200 673,000
Projected 2020 22,145,000 5,204,100 702,550 1,665,300 936,700
  1. Sources: Economist Intelligence Unit, “GDP: United States of America”, http://www.eiu.com, May, 2013; U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “National Health Expenditure Data”, http://www.cms.gov, May 2013.