Federal health expenditures in a program budget.

by Martin Frankel

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This Memorandum presents an application of program budgeting to federal health outlays, considers existing methods of reporting on these outlays, and suggests a program format in terms of which they might be summarized. The format is applied to estimated 1965 expenditure data, and the results are used to illustrate the potential uses of a program budget in allocating resources in the health field.

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