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Title
Use and cost of hospital outpatient services under Medicare, 1985.
First Author
Helbing, Charles
Date of Pub
1988 Summer
Pages
113-125
Volume
9
Issue
4
Other Authors
Latta, Viola B
Abstract
Presented in this article are program data on the use and cost of hospital outpatient (HOP) services rendered to aged and disabled Medicare beneficiaries during calendar year 1985. Trend data are also presented for calendar years 1974-85. The data shown in this article focus on charges, reimbursements, and reimbursements per enrollee as a means of measuring the cost of HOP services. The data provide information to help identify trends and patterns of care for monitoring the Medicare HOP benefit and for evaluating the impact of the inpatient hospital prospective payment system (PPS) on the use and cost of HOP services.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
Outpatients : Patients : Ambulatory Care/economics/utilization : Catchment Area (Health) : Costs and Cost Analysis : Health Expenditures/trends : Medicare/utilization : Outpatient Clinics, Hospital/economics/utilization : Prospective Payment System : Statistics : United States
NTIS Number
PB89-100663