Health-care spending continues to climb with no easy answers

November 17, 2003

Health-care spending is expected to take up a larger part of the grossdomestic product (GDP), growing from 13% of GDP in 2001 to 17% to 20% bythe year 2011, warned health-care economist Uwe E. Reinhardt, PhD, the keynotespeaker at the opening session of the American Academy of Ophthalmologyannual meeting.