Clinical characteristics and preventable acute care spending among a high cost inpatient population.

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BACKGROUND A small proportion of patients account for the majority of health care spending. The objectives of this study were to explore the clinical characteristics, patterns of health care use, and the proportion of acute care spending deemed potentially preventable among high cost inpatients within a Canadian acute-care hospital. METHODS We identified… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12913-016-1418-2

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