Do dollars spent relate to outcomes in burn care?

  title={Do dollars spent relate to outcomes in burn care?},
  author={Brian Linn and Sarah E. Stephenson and Paul R. Bergstresser and Jeffrey Smith},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={17 8},
In light of limited health care funds, there is a need for reliable information relating costs to clinical outcomes. Distinction should be made between diseases for which improved outcomes relate to intensity of care and those for which limits of current knowledge preclude improved results. A survey of 1,656 burn admissions to 73 hospitals over a one-year period showed that length of stay, unpaid bills, and the proportion of unpaid bills to total bills were two to six times greater than for… CONTINUE READING

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