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Higher hospitalization costs due to pneumonia

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Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for pneumonia have $15,682 higher expenses than those without the infection.

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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