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Nationwide Frequency and Costs of Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations, 2006

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb72.pdf

Estimates that hospital costs for potentially preventable conditions totaled $30.8 billion in 2006 or 1 of every 10 dollars of total hospital expenditures. Better ambulatory care and patient adoption of healthier behavior could have prevented most of these expenditures. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality