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Overview of Hospital Stays in the United States, 2012

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

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—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

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

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

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

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

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

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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