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