The Kaiser Family Foundation website looks at where the healthcare dollar goes.

Apparently $2.3 trillion was spent on healthcare in 2010

  • Hospital care—31 percent
  • Physician/clinical services—20 percent
  • Retail Rx drugs—10 percent
  • Net cost of health insurance—6 percent
  • Investment—6 percent
  • Other health, residential, and personal care—8 percent
  • Other professional services—7 percent
  • Nursing home care—5 percent
  • Home health care—3 percent
  • Retail, other products—3 percent
  • Government administration—1 percent


Source: Health Costs