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Medical expenses for Medicare patients with pneumonia higher

Medicare patients hospitalized for pneumonia have medical expenses—during the hospitalization and for a year afterwards—that are $15,682 higher than in Medicare patients without pneumonia.

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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