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Health Care Expense Averages

Average expenses per event for selected event types for adults ages 18-44, 1996 and 2006
Type of visit 1996 (in 2006 dollars) 2006
Office physician visit $119 $180
Inpatient hospital average per diem $2,336 $2,470
Emergency room visit $393 $638
Dental visit $181 $247
Prescription medical purchase $79 $161

 

Data Source: Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, AHRQ, Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, 2006.

Publication: AHRQ’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Statistical Brief #254, August 2009. http://www.meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st254/stat254.pdf

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December 15, 2009 - Posted by | Cost, Health care delivery, healthcare, hospitals | , , , , , , ,

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