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Health care spending in hospital care

1. Give a brief overview of healthcare spending.
2. What are 3 main point about healthcare spending in the hospital setting with each main point please give an extensive explanation with an example.

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Healthcare spending at the highest level can be classified as acute (e.g. hospital and related entity type settings), ambulatory (e.g., outpatient care), and community (e.g. public health infrastructure like spending on prevention programs). The very best place I can point you for understanding the hospital component is the Kaiser Family Foundation. Access their 2012 healthcare costs primer which is publicly available on their website at: http://www.kff.org/insurance/7670.cfm. This is one of the key places you can go each year to understand this information. Getting back to hospital care, Kaiser reports that as of 2010, about 31% of national healthcare spending occurred in the hospital. So, of ...

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Health care spending in hospital care is examined in the solution. The three main points about healthcare spending in the hospital setting with each main point is given.

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