How have healthcare prices grown in the U.S. over time?

This chart collection explores trends in prices for health services over time in the U.S. It finds that prices have increased for a variety of health services more rapidly than general economic inflation, particularly for the privately insured, and there is wide geographic variation in the prices paid for the same services across major metropolitan areas in the U.S.

The analysis is part of the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, an online information hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the U.S. health system.