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In 2004, coronary artery disease was the most expensive condition treated, resulting in more than $44 billion in expenses.

Russo C, Andrews R. The National Hospital Bill: The most expensive conditions, by Payer, 2004: HCUP Statistical Brief No. 13. H-Cup Statistical Brief. 2006; 13. http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb13.pdf

Reference

Title
The National Hospital Bill: The most expensive conditions, by Payer, 2004: HCUP Statistical Brief No. 13
Publication
H-Cup Statistical Brief
Publisher
Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Russo C, Andrews R
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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