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California hospitals could cut inpatient costs 25% and save $10 billion, study says
Los Angeles Times

California hospitals may be wasting $10 billion a year on excessive patient stays despite the state’s reputation for tightly managed care, according to a new analysis of state data.
The report finds that inpatient costs at 275 hospitals statewide could be reduced by 25%, yielding the $10 billion in savings among patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance.

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