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Payroll May Be Healthcare's Biggest Cost Driver

Healthcare is labor-intensive, and labor is the highest single budget item for most healthcare organizations, grabbing about 60% or more of the budget at hospitals. Compensating 14 million people doesn't come cheap.

1 comments on "Payroll May Be Healthcare's Biggest Cost Driver"
Fred Donini-Lenhoff (4/27/2011 at 12:19 PM)

Is it pay, or what they're paid for? If we move the system from one based on quantity of services provided towards quality of care received, maybe costs will go down (and health indicators will go up).