Figure 1. Medicare patients contributed to 67 percent of total hospital costs for potentially preventable hospitalizations─significantly higher than the 50 percent share of costs for all other hospitalizations, 2006*.

Figure 1Medicare patients contributed to 67 percent of total hospital costs for potentially preventable hospitalizations─significantly higher than the 50 percent share of costs for all other hospitalizations, 2006*

* Includes total hospital costs for adult hospitalizations only

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2006 and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1

From: Nationwide Frequency and Costs of Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations, 2006

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