Use and cost of hospital outpatient services under Medicare, 1985.
Date of Pub
Latta, Viola B
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.
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