The Cost of Caring Data Brief, February 2017

Hospitals and health systems are where the most complex care is provided for ill and injured patients. Yet, spending on inpatient and outpatient care has slowed; in fact, Medicare spending growth for hospital services is at its lowest level in 17 years. This data brief looks at trends in health care and hospital spending growth and associated inputs that impact the cost of caring.

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