Two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese, a rate that grew from 15% for 1978-80 to 32% in 2003-04.
The U.S. spends more than $2 trillion annually on health care, but public health experts debate where that money should go to produce better results.
The organization's January 2008 Analysis in Brief reported that, with medical school debt increasing much more rapidly than physician incomes, a continuation of the trends “would be a warning that
One last item: Because of "national trends," GlassHospital has recently reached an agreement to sell its own outpatient dialysis units.
Source: Psychiatric Services, 2009;9(60):1167, and Healthcare Business of Thomson Reuters. The Figure used data from August 2006 to July 2007 from the IMS National Prescription Audit Plus database,
National trends in ambulatory visits and antibiotic prescribing for skin and soft-tissue infections.