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The National Hospital Bill: The Most Expensive Conditions, by Payer, 2004: Statistical Brief #13.


Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Briefs [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2006-.
2006 Sep.


This Statistical Brief presents data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) on the national inpatient hospital bill (aggregate community hospital charges) in 2004. This report describes the distribution of the nation’s bill by primary payer and illustrates the conditions accounting for the largest percentage of payers’ hospital bills. The primary payers examined are Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and the uninsured. All differences between estimates noted in the text are statistically significant at the 0.05 level or better.

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