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Hospital Overhead Costs: The Neglected Driver of Health Care Spending?

@article{Kalman2015HospitalOC,
  title={Hospital Overhead Costs: The Neglected Driver of Health Care Spending?},
  author={Noah S. Kalman and Bradley G. Hammill and Kevin A. Schulman and Bimal Ramesh Shah},
  journal={Journal of health care finance},
  year={2015},
  volume={41}
}
Objective : To examine temporal trends in hospital overhead costs relative to total hospital costs, hospital inpatient beds, and inpatient days in United States hospitals. Methods : Using Medicare data regarding nonfederal acute care hospitals in the United States, we conducted analyses of hospital overhead costs, total hospital costs, inpatient bed capacity, and inpatient days for nonfederal acute care hospitals from 1996 through 2010. Overhead costs were examined as a function of total beds… 
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