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AHRQ Tools and Resources for Better Health Care

Research in Action, Issue 10

Figure 5. Average Hospital Charge Per Patient: United States

Heart attack: 1993, $20,578; 2000, $28,663. Blood poisoning: 1993, $17,909; 2000, $24,365. Stroke: 1993, $15,365; 2000, $19,956. Pneumonia: 1993, $12,860; 2000, $15,104. Congestive heart failure: 1993, $11,995; 2000, $15,293. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: 1993, $11,263; 2000, $12,491.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. AHRQ data show rising hospital charges, falling hospital stays. Press release. Sept. 18, 2002. AHRQ Web site: http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2002/rishospr.htm.

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Current as of September 2005
Internet Citation: AHRQ Tools and Resources for Better Health Care: Research in Action, Issue 10. September 2005. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/tools/toolsria/ria-5.html