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An Analysis of Real Price Effects Resulting from Charge Setting Practices in the U.S. Hospital Sector
Published by the JKTG Foundation for Health and Policy, 2018,
by Richard Fuller, MS
In this issue paper we focus upon several topics sharing as a common theme the influence of hospital charging practices. We begin by providing a history of hospital charge increases and document their increasing separation from the underlying costs of production over time. While this separation is widely known and reported, it is not always immediately apparent that this separation has increased so rapidly over a short period of time and that this separation continues to increase almost unchecked.
Source: Fuller R. An Analysis of Real Price Effects Resulting from Charge Setting Practices in the US Hospital Sector. Highland,. MD: Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy, 2018.