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Overview of Hospital Stays in the United States, 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb180-Hospitalizations-United-States-2012.pdf

Covers characteristics of inpatient stays at U.S. community hospitals for three types of stays: medical, surgical, and maternal.  The characteristics include patient age, primary payer, and hospital region.  The average stay lasted 4.5 days and cost $10,400.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

American Housing Survey, National Summary Tables 2013

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs/data/2013/national-summary-report-and-tables—ahs-2013.html

Presents summary statistical data for the national on such topics as single-family homes, apartments, manufactured housing, vacant units, housing costs, recent moves, and more.  Provides link to summary tables aggregated into a single Excel workbook.  From the Census Bureau

 

Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook (STEO)

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/pdf/steo_full.pdf

Predicts falling winter home heating and gasoline retail prices. Includes projected winter fuel expenditures by fuel and region.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

2015 Medicare Part B Premiums and Deductibles to Remain the Same as Last Two Years

Categories: Elderly,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2014pres/10/20141009a.html

Agency press release which announces prices for Medicare Part B physicians’ services for 2015 which are set at $104.90 for those with income equal or less than $85,000.  From the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Global Drivers of Agricultural Demand and Supply

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1674351/err174.pdf

Explores the potential for future agricultural production to 2050 via a model that takes into consideration population growth, prices, and per capita income. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

 

Differentials in the Concentration in Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditures Across Population Subgroups in the U.S., 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st450/stat450.pdf

Estimates for the expenses not covered by health insurance and their concentration in a small portion of the population.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time: Estimates for the U.S. Population, 2011-2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st449/stat449.pdf

Looks at the concentration of high health expenses among a relatively small portion of the population and whether those individuals continue to be in the highest expense category over the following year.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Differentials in the Concentration of Health Expenditures Across Population Subgroups in the U.S. 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st448/stat448.pdf

The costliest 1% of patients accounted for nearly 23% of total health care expenses in the U.S. in 2012.  The top 5% accounted for 50% of total expenses.  This report also tracks health expenses by demographic characteristics of patients and their health insurance status. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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