Cost and volume trends in health care facility construction.
England, William L
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In 1987, the Health Care Financing Administration proposed adding capital cost reimbursement to the prospective payment system.
A data base was developed from which an index was calculated to adjust for geographic variation in construction cost. Findings
from the data base, along with a description of trends in health care facility construction from 1970 through 1986, are presented.
Spending (in constant 1986 dollars) and volume of health care facility construction declined from 1970 to 1986. Construction
cost per square foot increased until 1983, followed by a decline to pre-1980 levels after the 1983 implementation of the prospective
Databases, Factual : Prospective Payment System : Abstracting and Indexing : Costs and Cost Analysis/statistics & numerical
data : Financing, Construction/trends : Hospital Design and Construction/economics : Medicare Part A/statistics & numerical
data : Support, Non-U.S. Gov't : United States : United States Health Care Financing Administration