Webcast on Rising Health Care Costs Including Nursing Costs

  1. From ana.org:

    Health care spending per privately insured person increased 9.6 percent in 2002, a slight reduction from the 10 percent increase in 2001. Health care spending grew nearly four times faster than the U.S. economy grew in 2002. Growth in hospital spending accounted for the largest portion of the overall increase (51 percent) for the second straight year.

    A webcast briefing of the study "Tracking Health Care Costs in 2002" by the Center for Studying Health System Change, is available for viewing at http://www.kaisernetwork.org/health_...=detail&hc=895
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 16, '03
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  3. by   oramar
    I read through it once. I thought there would be some blame laid at nurses doors for increasing wages. Unless I missed it they did not do that. They blame a really big increase in hospital spending on speciality building for a lot of the increase. Interesting! I'll read it again soon, scrolling is one way of missing things and maybe I missed something.