Factors Affecting Medical Trend: Inflators

Over the past decade, HRI has observed a leveling off of the healthcare-spending trajectory, but it is not decreasing. Private healthcare spending continues to increase faster than the economy and is now at 17.5% of GDP. Greater innovation in drug therapies and services has been a hallmark of the US health system, but the progression comes at a cost. The recent spate of data breaches has healthcare organizations on high alert, which has resulted in large investments to protect against cybercrime.