1998; mean charge per stay, $11,400; mean cost per stay, $5,200. 1999; mean charge per stay, $12,000; mean cost per stay, $5,800. 2000; mean charge per stay, $12,500; mean cost per stay, $5,700. 2001; mean charge per stay, $13,500; mean cost per stay, $6,200. 2002; mean charge per stay, $15,800; mean cost per stay, $6,900. 2003; mean charge per stay, $18,900; mean cost per stay, $7,000. 2004; mean charge per stay, $19,068; mean cost per stay, $7,300. 2005; mean charge per stay, $19,300; mean cost per stay, $7,300. 2006; mean charge per stay, $19,900; mean cost per stay, $7,000. 2007; mean charge per stay, $21,400; mean cost per stay, $7,100

Figure 3The hospital bill for uninsured stays increased by 88 percent while estimated hospital costs increased by 37 percent, 1998 and 2007

Note: 1998–2006 hospital charges and costs were adjusted for inflation and noted in 2007 dollars.

Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 1998–2007

From: Trends in Uninsured Hospital Stays, 1998–2007

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