Key clinical point: National health care spending growth slowed to 3.9% in 2017.
Major finding: The $3.5 trillion in national health care spending represents 17.9% of GDP.
Study details: Annual analysis of national health expenditures conducted by federal actuaries.
Disclosures: Analysis conducted by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services Office of the Actuary; the authors have no relevant financial conflicts of interest.
Martin A et al. Health Affairs. 2018. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05085