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Hospital Charges

"Hospital Charges" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The prices a hospital sets for its services. HOSPITAL COSTS (the direct and indirect expenses incurred by the hospital in providing the services) are one factor in the determination of hospital charges. Other factors may include, for example, profits, competition, and the necessity of recouping the costs of uncompensated care.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Hospital Charges" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Hospital Charges" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 192 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 18 publications in 2014
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