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September 26, 2006
Schizophrenia in the Top Four Most Expensive Conditions for Medicaid
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The USA's hospital bill totaled more than $790 billion in 2004, according to a new report by the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). The bill represents the total amount charged for 39 million hospital stays that year.
Medicaid's top five most expensive conditions included schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorders.
Table 3. Top 20 most expensive conditions billed to Medicaid in 2004
Rank, Principal diagnosis, Cost ($ Millions)
1 Mother's pregnancy and delivery $15,909
Rank, Principal diagnosis, % of Medicaid’s hospital bill, Number of hospital stays (thousands)
1 Mother's pregnancy and delivery 14.2% 1,737
Posted by szadmin at September 26, 2006 05:34 PM
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