Accession Number : ADA425482


Title :   Health Care Industry Study


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Brown, Dale ; Knowlton, William ; Kyriakopoulos, Irene ; McGuire, Mark


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a425482.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2002


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : Health care expenditures in the U.S. totaled $1.3 trillion in the year 2000, and spending could reach $2.8 trillion, or 17% of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP), by 2011, up from 13.2% of GDP in 2000.1 In addition, the greatest stress will come as baby boomers increasingly join the ranks of the elderly after 2011. From a resource perspective, health care is one of the largest U.S. industries, employing approximately 14 million people. The U.S. health care industry promotes national security by enhancing the quality of human life through use of technology, improved nutrition, disease containment/reduction, education, and research and development. Also, in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist strikes, there is increased focus on public health monitoring and consequence management across the health care spectrum.


Descriptors :   *HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT , NATIONAL SECURITY , MEDICAL SERVICES , TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE