TITLE

Costly Stays

PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Nov2006, Vol. 80 Issue 11, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reveals that hospitals billed insurers, public and private, nearly $800 billion in total charges in 2004, making them the most expensive part of the health care system. Roughly one-third of every dollar spent on health care in the U.S. was for an inpatient stay. Medicare bore the brunt of the charges, accounting for 46 percent of payments.
ACCESSION #
23190271

 

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