HHS Releases the National Quality Strategy for Promoting Better Health, Quality Care

Electronic Newsletter, Issue 388
AHRQ's Electronic Newsletter summarizes Agency research and programmatic activities.
July 16, 2013

AHRQ Stats

The five most expensive conditions treated in U.S. hospitals in 2010 in terms of average cost per stay were respiratory failure ($22,300); septicemia or bloodstream infections ($18,400); heart attack ($18,200); intracranial injury ($18,000); and complication from a device, implant, or graft ($17,600). (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #146, Costs for Hospital Stays in the United States, 2010.)

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Internet Citation: HHS Releases the National Quality Strategy for Promoting Better Health, Quality Care. July 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/e-newsletter/388.html