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.