It’s no secret that many hospitals are getting increasingly expensive, and it’s not just a matter of the cost of drugs or operating rooms.
Now, new research from Harvard School of Public Health researchers has revealed that there’s a lot more to the problem than that.
In fact, there may be a reason why some hospitals are more expensive than others, and the results have implications for the country’s health care system.
The study found that hospitals with lower costs were much more likely to receive more investment from the Medicare program than those with higher costs, the Associated Press reports.
That means that the U.”s largest hospitals have the highest cost of living in the country, while smaller hospitals, like the ones in the South and Midwest, are more likely than those in more urban areas to be receiving federal money for patient care.
But the researchers didn’t look specifically at cost of care.
Instead, they looked at the health outcomes that would be expected for a patient, such as the length of stay and length of hospital stay, as well as their quality of life.
This is known as the quality of care index.
They also looked at how much money was invested in each hospital.
For instance, the study found the average cost of a patient stay at a hospital in the Midwest was $16,900, which is $2,100 more than the average in the Northeast and $2 for the South.
The researchers also found that for patients in the Southern states, the average length of time they were hospitalized was 1.6 days, which was $1,000 more than in the North.
And the cost per person was $10,100 in the Northeastern and $13,100 at the South, compared to $10 and $11,000 in the Northwest and $12 and $14,000 at the Midwest.
The results may be troubling for hospitals that rely on Medicare, the health care program for the elderly and disabled.
In recent years, many of these hospitals have faced pressure from President Donald Trump to cut Medicare benefits and raise the cost.
But while the federal government has made changes to the way Medicare funds hospitals, it still has to pay for the care that’s provided by its hospitals, and not the private providers.
The authors of the study say that their study was “part of an effort to better understand the underlying economics of health care spending in the United States.”
They write that their research also showed that, “in most states, health care expenditures are not being allocated to patients based on a hospital’s ability to provide high quality care.”
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