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Hospital Costs

"Hospital Costs" 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 expenses incurred by a hospital in providing care. The hospital costs attributed to a particular patient care episode include the direct costs plus an appropriate proportion of the overhead for administration, personnel, building maintenance, equipment, etc. Hospital costs are one of the factors which determine HOSPITAL CHARGES (the price the hospital sets for its services).

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Hospital Costs" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Hospital Costs" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 601 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 49 publications in 2018
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