- Words: 1279
- Length: 5 Pages
- Topic: Healthcare
- Paper #: 44342100
This situation was also due to slower growth in prescription drugs. Other categories that reported slower growth include: physician and clinical services, home health care, and other professional services.
Regarding prescription drug spending, the value increased 5.8%. For the previous year, the increase was of 8.6%. The reason for this category's evolution is Medicare drug spending significant deceleration, along with generic drugs increased use. Use of brand name drugs was