Bending the Health Cost Curve by Spending More on Rx: Adherence Can Lower Costs

JANE SARASOHN-KAHN

Originally published 1/1/11 on Health Populi

For every $1 spent on health care in the U.S., 10 cents goes to prescription drugs, 31 cents goes to hospital care, and 27 cents goes to professionals (doctors, dentists, and other services), based onĀ 2009 health spending reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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