Thursday, June 23, 2016

According to a recent report, total aggregate hospital costs for 35.6 million hospital ...

... stays totaled $381.4 billion in 2013. Here are the top five most expensive conditions, which accounted for approximately one-fifth of those costs:

  • septicemia: $23,663 million
  • osteoarthritis: $16,520 million
  • liveborn (newborn) infants: $13,287 million
  • complication of device, implant or graft: $12, 431 million
  • acute myocardial infarction: $12,092 million

Source: "National Inpatient Hospital Costs: The Most Expensive Conditions by Payer, 2013," Health Case and Utilization Project (H-CUP)/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), H-CUP Statistical Brief #204, May 2016,

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