Navigation Links
More Expensive Hospital Care May Not Mean Better
Date:2/23/2010

Analysis found costs and quality of hospitalization varied nationally

TUESDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitals that spend more to treat patients don't necessarily have the best quality of care, researchers say.

In a study that analyzed national data on discharged Medicare patients who'd been hospitalized for congestive heart failure or pneumonia in 2006, researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, found wide variation in the costs of care.

The average cost of care for a typical patient with congestive heart failure was $7,114, but ranged from $1,522 to $18,927 among 3,146 hospitals. The average cost of care for a typical patient with pneumonia was $7,040, but ranged from $1,897 to $15,829 among 3,152 hospitals, according to the study findings published in the Feb. 22 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

"Compared with hospitals in the lowest-cost quartile [one-fourth] for congestive heart failure care, hospitals in the highest-cost quartile had higher quality-of-care scores [89.9 percent vs. 85.5 percent] and lower mortality [death] for congestive heart failure [9.8 percent vs. 10.8 percent]," wrote Dr. Lena M. Chen and colleagues. "For pneumonia, the converse was true. Compared with low-cost hospitals, high-cost hospitals had lower quality-of-care scores [85.7 percent vs. 86.6 percent] and higher mortality for pneumonia [11.7 percent vs. 10.9 percent]."

The researchers also found that hospitals with lower costs had similar or slightly higher 30-day readmission rates (24.7 percent for congestive heart failure and 17.9 percent for pneumonia) than higher-cost hospitals (22 percent for congestive heart failure and 17.3 percent for pneumonia).

But the study found that patients initially seen at lower-cost hospitals still had lower overall costs of care over six months than those initially seen at higher-cost hospitals ($12,715 vs. $18,411 for congestive heart failure an
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. An inexpensive dipstick test for pesticides in foods
2. Coverage of inexpensive drugs may increase length and quality of life after heart attack
3. Congressional Health Care Reform Proposals Would Make Health Care More Expensive, Reduce Benefits for Louisianians
4. Congressional Health Care Reform Proposals Will Make Health Care More Expensive, Less Robust for Ohioans
5. Freeze on Capital Expenditures Coinciding with Expiring Equipment Leases Lead to Expensive Lease Extensions
6. Expensive Health Care: Undetected, Unmet Mobility Needs Creating Boomer & Senior Health Care Costs
7. President Obamas Health Care Plan: Too Big, Too Expensive, Too Rushed
8. Ambulatory Surgery Centers Pivotal in Moving Outpatient Surgical Services Into Less Expensive, Clinically Appropriate Settings
9. Inexpensive depression screening tool works in resource poor countries
10. Inexpensive and Illegal Buttock - Boosting Injections Not Pretty
11. Inexpensive Test Can Help Prevent Lung Cancer Caused By Radon
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/2/2015)... 02, 2015 The 3TVPhoenix contest, conducted in ... the station’s 6:00 a.m. Good Morning Arizona program for a ... station’s Facebook page. , Lisa Allen of Scottsdale ... She plans to apply the monthly $1,000 prize to her ... stay-at-home mom, expressed her surprise and gratitude at winning, indicating ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... 02, 2015 Bitscape Infotech today announced ... Microsoft Worldwide Small and Midsized Cloud Solutions Award. The ... Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation ... “This comes as no surprise to us as we ... consecutively at worldwide level by Microsoft. We will continue ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... HERSHEY, Pa. (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... honored as one of the 30 members of the ... State College of Medicine. He was presented with a ... field. , “We are extremely proud of Vincent’s ... Gurt ’85. “He is a great example of how ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... Warwick, RI (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 ... medical equipment distributor, has announced the acquisition of ... medical equipment distributor, effective May 29th, 2015. , With ... February 2015, this latest acquisition joins three premier organizations ... equipment to hospitals and healthcare facilities. By combining forces, ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... With a dedicated focus to become an ... has hired Leslie Young as director of human resources ... to better understand and respond to the distinct needs of ... in 13 states across the country. , “As we intensify ... to our residents, we are making it an equal priority ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scottsdale Resident Named $12,000 Prize Winner- Arizona Central and KTVK 3TV Phoenix Partner in Mortgage Giveaway Contest 2Health News:Bitscape Infotech recognized as finalist for 2015 Microsoft Worldwide small & midsized cloud solutions award. 2Health News:Bitscape Infotech recognized as finalist for 2015 Microsoft Worldwide small & midsized cloud solutions award. 3Health News:Claflin Medical Equipment (CME) Announces Acquisition of RSI Equipment, Inc. 2Health News:Tutera Senior Living & Health Care Hires HR Pro Leslie Young to Lead New Initiatives to Become Employer of Choice 2Health News:Tutera Senior Living & Health Care Hires HR Pro Leslie Young to Lead New Initiatives to Become Employer of Choice 3Health News:Tutera Senior Living & Health Care Hires HR Pro Leslie Young to Lead New Initiatives to Become Employer of Choice 4
... In the blink of an eye, people at risk ... diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. ... of Energy,s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to understand semiconductor ... digital cameras that take pictures of the retina. Those ...
... This release is available in French . ... drug addicts at medically supervised clinics does not pose ... by Serge Brochu, a researcher at the Universit de ... leg of the NAOMI project, otherwise know as the ...
... Recovery and Investment Act of 2009 by Congress, the ... Specter of Pennsylvania for his leadership in including a ... (NIH). , "Senator Specter has demonstrated a long-standing ... the fight against cancer," said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. ...
... CHICAGO --- The kids who pass through juvenile detention facilities ... do they fare a few years after this significant brush ... University,s Feinberg School of Medicine interviewed youths ages 13 to ... Detention Center to see how they were doing three years ...
... Feb. 17 The State Commander of the Indiana ... a "slap in the face" to supporters of the ... Daniels."At his (Governor Daniels,) request to our Department Adjutant, ... alternative to simply shutting down the Home, and what ...
... similar to verbal communication, Nicaraguan study shows , , TUESDAY, Feb. ... own language-like gesture systems that expand in the same way ... , That,s the finding from a University of Chicago researcher ... , "Since 1996, I have been working with deaf adolescents ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:ORNL, UT project could save vision of millions 2Health News:ORNL, UT project could save vision of millions 3Health News:Medical prescription of heroin does not pose neighborhood risk 2Health News:American Association for Cancer Research lauds Senator Arlen Specter 2Health News:Troubled youths struggle after time in detention center 2Health News:Legion Condemns Governor's Non-Response to ISSCH Proposal As 'Slap In The Face' 2Health News:Deaf Children Can Create Own Sign Language 2
(Date:6/2/2015)... , June 2, 2015  PROMETRIKA, LLC, ... its offerings with the addition of pharmacovigilance services ... world leader in safety data collection and reporting, ... regulatory affairs professionals, and expert physicians, each with ... clinical interpretation and monitoring of safety trends. ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... ACTON, Mass. , June 2, 2015  Psychemedics ... global leader for over twenty-five years, announced the addition ... panels. In response to growing abuse concerns, the addition ... panel and D-Amphetamine/Adderall® was added as an option to ... , Chairman and CEO stated:  "Sadly, more and more ...
(Date:6/2/2015)... , June 2, 2015  Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ... is scheduled to present at the Goldman Sachs 36th ... Verdes, California on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 ... of the presentation will be available on the Investor ... .  The webcast replay of the presentation will begin ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PROMETRIKA Announces the Availability of Pharmacovigilance Services 2Psychemedics Announces Addition Of FDA Cleared Drugs 2Psychemedics Announces Addition Of FDA Cleared Drugs 3
... N.Y. , April 27 Bio-Optronics, Inc., a leader in ... Annual Meeting in Indianapolis where it showcased its bioPoint™ Patient ... and bioPoint™ will be exhibited again soon at the NPSF Patient Safety ... . , , , ...
... STOCKHOLM , April 27, 2010 ... Pettersson has been,elected new chairman of the board and Ingemar ... the,pharmaceutical industry. , , , ... "We have just secured 25 MSEK financing for the continued ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bio-Optronics bioPoint(TM) Patient ID Wristband System Enhancing Patient Safety 2Axelar's Board Strengthened 2Axelar's Board Strengthened 3
... Shaker provides the exact agitation needed ... very slow to fast speed and ... a gentle wave motion that lifts ... membranes to achieve faster, more uniform ...
Conversion Kits For Modular Incubator Chamber...
Conversion Kits For Modular Incubator Chamber...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: