Article Abstract

A day in the life

Authors: Derek S. Wheeler, Erika L. Stalets

Abstract

The cost of health care in the United States (U.S.) and many other countries is a major issue of public concern, especially as these costs continue to rise. For example, U.S. health care spending increased by 4.3% to $3.3 trillion in 2016, which is roughly equivalent to $10,348 per person (1).