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Are Medicare Cost Containment Strategies Working?

Trends in hospital inpatient stays (2005-2014) show they are. Between 2005 and 2014, the inflation-adjusted mean cost per inpatient stay increased by 12.7 percent, from $9,500 to $10,900. Inflation-adjusted cost per stay for patients covered by private insurance or Medicaid increased

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“Against Medical Advice” Discharges Flummox Doctors, Patients And Families

Patients, Families & Healthcare Professional At Odds “AMA discharges” — patients who leave the ER or hospital “against medical advice” —  have long been a source of consternation in the hospital, the ER and with families who’s loved one is not able

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