Hospital admissions and costs for potentially preventable conditions in adults, 2006

Hospital costs for potentially preventable hospitalizations were about one of every 10 dollars of total hospital expenditures in 2006.


Hospital costs for potentially preventable hospitalizations were about one of every 10 dollars of total hospital expenditures in 2006 (see Figure). Costs have held steady since 2004 for potentially preventable conditions. The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality presented national data on rates and total costs of potentially preventable hospitalizations.