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AHRQ: Surgical Admissions Bring 48% of Hospital Revenue
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A survey of 2011 hospital costs finds that heart valve procedures were the most expensive operations performed in U.S. hospitals followed by coronary artery bypass procedures, small bowel resections, and cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator procedures.

Based on aggregated costs, however, spinal fusion surgeries drove in the most hospital revenue because of their higher cost per hospital stay and frequency, followed by knee arthroplasty, and percutaneous coronary angioplasty.