Bar chart, Overall** ($29.1 billion); total increase, 32.3%; 23.5 percentage change due to increase in number of hospital stays; 8.8 percentage change due to increase in mean cost of stay. Medicare ($12.1 billion); total increase, 29.4%; 22.5 percentage change due to increase in number of hospital stays; 6.9 percentage change due to increase in mean cost of stay. Medicaid ($2.0 billion); total increase, 24.4%; 16.8 percentage change due to increase in number of hospital stays; 7.6 percentage change due to increase in mean cost of stay. Private Insurance ($12.5 billion); total increase, 38.3%; 26.0 percentage change due to increase in number of hospital stays; 12.3 percentage change due to increase in mean cost of stay. Uninsured ($0.7 billion); total increase, 20.1%; 22.8 percentage change due to increase in number of hospital stays; -2.7 percentage change due to increase in mean cost of stay.

Figure 3Percentage change in total costs for commonly performed procedures with the most rapidly increasing hospital inpatient costs, by payer, 2004–2007*

* Leading procedures are defined as the top 10 procedures that generated the most rapid increases in total hospital costs from 2004 to 2007; 2004 costs were adjusted to 2007 dollars using the overall Consumer Price Index.

** Overall costs include costs attributed to other payers such as Workers’ Compensation, TRICARE, CHAMPUS, CHAMPVA, Title V, and other government programs as well as the payers shown here.

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), 2004 and 2007

From: Procedures with the Most Rapidly Increasing Hospital Costs, 2004–2007

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