Expenditures per capita for hospitals are higher in the United States than in Canada.
If the United States had the same spending pattern as Canada, the annual savings in 1985 would have exceeded $30 billion.
We used data from published sources, computer files, and institutional reports to compare 1987 costs for acute care hospitals on three levels: national (the United States vs.
Canada), regional (California vs.
Ontario), and institutional (two California hospitals vs. two Ontario hospitals).
Expenditures per admission were adjusted for the case mix of patients, prices of labor and other resources, and outpatient visits.
Mots-clés Pascal : Economie santé, Homme, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etats Unis, Dépense, Hôpital, Hospitalisation, Analyse coût, Etude comparative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health economy, Human, Canada, North America, America, United States, Expenditure, Hospital, Hospitalization, Cost analysis, Comparative study
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0376204
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 199406.