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
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