Saturday, March 10, 2012

Why is a hospital room so expensive? Nice graph showing the decline in number of hospital beds since 1975...What has happened to the population since then? This ain't Rocket science...

The number of hospital beds in the US declined by 35% since 1975. 

The US population was 216,000 in 1975 and 305,000 in 2008. That is an INCREASE of 41% in population.

How do you ration out a declining number of beds to a rising number of customers/patients?  Price....An additional reason for rising healthcare costs?
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