2 Studies Published In The Lancet Examine History, Future Of Global Health Financing

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: Widely disparate spending on health forecast through 2040
“Spending on health care by nations is expected to increase significantly over the next two decades, but the rates of increase and sources of spending will differ widely, according to a new analysis. If current trends continue, overall expenditures will increase from U.S. $9.2 trillion in 2014 to U.S. $24.5 trillion in 2040, concludes a paper led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. … The study, ‘Future and potential spending on health, 2015-2040,’ is one of two papers published April 19 in The Lancet. The other study examines health spending trends globally between 1995 and 2014. The work was conducted by a health financing collaborative network, a group of nearly 250 economists and researchers in more than 60 countries…” (4/19).