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National Trend Data on Hospital Uncompensated Care, FY1980-2010

SEE UPDATE at http://www.aha.org/content/13/1-2013-uncompensated-care-fs.pdf

The American Hospital Association has updated its annual fact sheet on the national cost of hospital uncompensated care and the percent it represents of total hospital expenses.  In fiscal year 2010, U.S. hospitals provided $39.3 billion of uncompensated care, representing 5.8% of their expenses. Uncompensated care represents both bad debt charges and charity care, which the fact sheet defines.

Source: Uncompensated Hospital Care Fact Sheet. American Hospital Association, Jan. 2012. http://www.aha.org/content/12/11-uncompensated-care-fact-sheet.pdf  

Posted by the American Hospital Association Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org.

2 Responses

  1. What are some of the most mind-blowing facts about US healthcare?…

    Great list by Halle and Rebecca – here’s a few more: * PriceWaterhouseCoopers estimates that half of all healthcare spending – about $1.2T per year – is wasted (leading some economists to conclude that we don’t have a debt problem in this country – w…

  2. […] forms – but perhaps the most obvious is uncompensated care. The American Hospital Association has data going back to 1980 but it’s the last 20 years that are the most revealing – and reflective of the broader […]

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