All of us understand the notion of how healthcare spending in the U.S. is out of control and needs to be reigned in. But aside from that broad, general recognition, very few actually have a firm grip on what that money is actually spent on.
The MIT Technology Review used data from a variety of sources to create this nifty infographic which tells us not only how healthcare expenses have been rising over the decades, but also what consumes the most dollars.
At $27,566 per procedure and 465,070 cases, spinal fusion procedures are the most expensive, single procedure that cost hospitals $12.8 billion based on data from the most recent year available. Read on for some more insights on who consumes the most healthcare and other expensive procedures.
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