2011 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report

Source: Health Care Cost Institute, September 2012

From the summary:
The Health Care Cost and Utilization Report: 2011 provides the first broad look at 2011 health care spending among those with employer-sponsored insurance (ESI). HCCI found that average dollars spent on health care services for that population climbed 4.6 percent in 2011, reaching $4,547 per person. This was well above the 3.8 percent growth rate observed in 2010.

Key Findings from this Report
-Regional spending gap widening
-Spending on children’s health care rising fastest
-Cost sharing between patients and payers remains stable
-Use of health care services up, particularly outpatient care
-Rising prices were the primary driver of spending growth
-Prescription spending slowed, growing just 1% from 2010 to 2011
See also:
Report Appendices
Press Release
Issue Brief: Spending on Prescriptions in 2011
Issue Brief: Changes in Health Care Spending in 2011