September 11, 2014

US hospital bureacracy twice as costly as Canada's

Portside - A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published today in the September issue of Health Affairs finds that hospital bureaucracy consumed 25.3 percent of hospital budgets in the U.S. in 2011, far more than in other nations. Administrative costs were lowest (about 12 percent) in Scotland and Canada, whose single-payer systems fund hospitals through global, lump-sum budgets, much as a fire department is funded in the U.S.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is on a percentage basis. I'd like to see this compared in absolute dollars spent and a cost per patient basis. I'm sure that the US is world champion on wasteful administrative spending.