Monday, May 21, 2012

Cost Institute Report Blames Rising Facility Prices for Health Expenditure Increases

this is a link to the report cited in today's post.

here is one key finding cited in CQ Healthbeat.

They found large increases in prices for both inpatient hospital admissions and outpatient visits, at 5.1 percent and 10.1 percent, respectively. At the same time, use of the services at those facilities declined in many categories, including outpatient visits, down 3.1 percent, and inpatient admissions, down 3.3 percent.

Health expenditures increased fastest for those 18 years and under.

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