In March 2008, the Committee on National Statistics of the National Academies held a workshop to assist the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) with next steps as it develops plans to produce a satellite health care account. This account, designed to improve its measurement of economic activity in the medical care sector, will benefit health care policy.
The purpose of the workshop, summarized in this volume, was to elicit expert guidance on strategies to implement the objectives of the BEA program. The ultimate objectives of the program are to:
Table of Contents
|2 Allocating Nominal Expenditures on Medical Care: A Disease-Based Conceptual Approach||12-29|
|3 Price Indexes: Calculating Real Medical Care GDP||30-62|
|4 Summary, Perspective, and Prospects for Moving Forward||63-65|
|Appendix A: Summary Statistics from the Medical CPI and U.S. Medical Expenditures Panel Survey||67-83|
|Appendix B: Workshop Agenda and Participants||84-87|
|Appendix C: Adapting BEA's National and Industry Accounts for a Health Care Satellite Account||88-95|
|Committee on National Statistics||96-96|
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