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A Sobering Hospital Statistic

In 2007, 12% of all hospital inpatient deaths were for elective admissions.

Source: “The Costs of End-of-Life Hospitalizations, 2007,” Statistical Brief #82, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project /Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, November 4, 2009, http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb82.pdf

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December 9, 2009 - Posted by | healthcare, hospitals | , ,

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