Hospital costs appear to be slowing
Patient care costs increased by less than 1% between 2005 and 2006—prior to that, the average increase had been about 5.3% annually. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, nearly 47% of overall cost increases was the result of hightened intensity of hospital care.
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