Medical Definition of Hospital costs

1. 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). (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hospital Costs

hospital-physician joint ventures
hospital-physician relations
hospital acquired pneumonia
hospital administration
hospital administrators
hospital attendant
hospital auxiliaries
hospital bed
hospital bed capacity
hospital care
hospital chaplain
hospital charges
hospital communication systems
hospital corner
hospital corners
hospital costs (current term)
hospital departments
hospital design and construction
hospital distribution systems
hospital fever
hospital formulary
hospital gangrene
hospital information systems
hospital mortality
hospital nurse
hospital occupancy
hospital planning
hospital record
hospital records

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