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NJ Hospital Admissions Decline But Costs Rise

NJ.com writes: Hospital admissions in New Jersey declined nearly 20 percent between from 2012 to 2016, a trend that should have made the overall cost of health care cheaper.  But instead, hospital costs rose 12 percent because the price of delivering that care soared by 38 percent, according to information released by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization.  New Jerseyans pay the fifth-highest health care costs, and rising prices are a significant reason why, according to the national institute’s analysis.

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