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Shorter Hospital Stays for Uninsured Patients Compared to Insured
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Compared to insured patients, the hospitalizations of uninsured patients are typically shorter and have a lower cost per stay, an April statistical brief from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) has found.

Uninsured patients are typically hospitalized for 3.8 days vs. 4.7 days for insured patients and have a lower cost per stay ($7,300 vs. $9,200).

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