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Cost of hospital-treated pneumonia in Medicare patients

Hospital-treated pneumonia in Medicare patients cost at least $7 billion in 2010.

Thomas, Cindy P., Marian Ryan, John D. Chapman, William B. Stason, Christopher P. Tompkins, et al. Incidence and Cost of Pneumonia in Medicare Beneficiaries. Chest. 2012; 142(4): 973-81. http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleid=1215975

Reference

Title
Incidence and Cost of Pneumonia in Medicare Beneficiaries
Publication
Chest
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Thomas, Cindy P., Marian Ryan, John D. Chapman, William B. Stason, Christopher P. Tompkins, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 142, Issue 4
Pages
973-81
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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