Out-of-Pocket Spending on Complementary Health Approaches in the U.S.
Total Health Care Spending, 2012
Out-of-Pocket Spending on Physician Visits vs. Complementary Practitioner Visits
Out-of-Pocket Spending on Prescription Drugs vs. Natural Products
Out-of-Pocket Spending on Complementary Health Approaches: Adults vs. Children
Income and Out-of-Pocket Spending on Complementary Health Approaches
* National Health Expenditure Data for 2012. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Web site. Accessed
at: www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-systems/Statistics-Trends-and-reports/NationalHealthExpendData/ on March 31, 2016.
† Self-care purchases includes, for example, homeopathic medicines and self-help materials such as books or CDs related to complementary health topics.
‡ Other conventional care includes dental care, nursing homes, home health care, nondrug medical products, hospital care, and other professional services.
8 Citation: Nahin RL, Barnes PM, Stussman BJ. Expenditures on complementary health approaches: United States, 2012. (433KB PDF) National Health Statistics Reports. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2016.