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Health Care and the U.S. Economy

Health care today accounts for nearly 18% of the gross domestic product, with estimated annual per capita expenditures for 2015 of $9,403. The nation's 5,564 hospitals alone employ over 5.1 million people. As the population ages, opportunities in long-term care are growing: there are over 15,000 nursing homes, 12,400 home health agencies, 14,500 rehabilitation facilities, and 4,000 hospice programs. Health plans, the pharmaceutical industry, medical groups, and medical equipment and devices are other significant health care industry sectors.

Healthcare Administration - A Career with a Calling