Publication | US Government Accounting Office

Hospital Costs: Adoption of Technologies Drives Cost Growth

Jonathan Ratner, Patrick Redmon, Nancy Kim, Debra Cohan, and Anneliese Schleyer

September 9, 1992

Patrick Redmon coauthored a report focusing on hospital costs and Medicare’s ability to provide adequate payments under the prospective payment system (PPS), focusing on: (1) the impact of PPS on growth of hospital operating costs; and (2) factors which have caused persistent increases in hospital costs, including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), malpractice insurance, and hospital administration.

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