Health Care Industry Study
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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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 nations 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 containmentreduction, 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.
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