Medical Tidbit

I'm currently working on a job (consulting) dealing with medical costs.  While looking up some information on one of the terms, I found this interesting tidbit of information:

In 1991, the top 10 [categories for inpatient care] overall were: normal newborn, vaginal delivery, heart failure, psychoses, cesarean section, neonate with significant problems, angina pectoris, specific cerebrovascular disorders, pneumonia, and hip/knee replacement. These DRGs comprised nearly 30 percent of all hospital discharges.

...In other words, those are the everyday things that bring people to the hospital for inpatient care.

[shrug] I thought it was interesting. A day-in-the-life kind of thing.

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