Findings from a new report show inpatient hospital drug costs increased more than 38% per admission between 2013 and 2015. The report from the University of Chicago’s NORC, an independent research institution, analyzed inpatient drug pricing data from 712 community hospitals and two group purchasing organizations (GPO) representing more than 1,400 community hospitals. Researchers found price increases appear to be “random, inconsistent and unpredictable.” Unit price increases occurred for both low- and high-volume drugs and for both branded and generic drugs, writes AHA News.
Report Finds Dramatic Increase in Inpatient Drug Costs
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