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Descriptor English: Hospital Costs
Descriptor Spanish: Costos de Hospital
Descriptor Portuguese: Custos Hospitalares
Descriptor French: Coûts hospitaliers
Entry term(s): Cost, Hospital
Costs, Hospital
Hospital Cost
Tree number(s): N03.219.151.400.687
N03.219.262.500
N05.300.375.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017721
Scope note: The expenses incurred by a hospital in providing care. The hospital costs attributed to a particular patient care episode include the direct costs plus an appropriate proportion of the overhead for administration, personnel, building maintenance, equipment, etc. Hospital costs are one of the factors which determine HOSPITAL CHARGES (the price the hospital sets for its services).
Annotation: expenses incurred by hosp in providing services: do not confuse with HOSPITAL CHARGES, prices for services; DF: HOSP COSTS
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Costs and Cost Analysis (1966-1993)
Economics, Hospital (1966-1993)
Public MeSH Note: 94
History Note: 94
Entry Version: HOSP COSTS
DeCS ID: 31403
Unique ID: D017721
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/12/28
Revision Date: 1996/06/10
Hospital Costs - Preferred
Concept UI M0026787
Scope note The expenses incurred by a hospital in providing care. The hospital costs attributed to a particular patient care episode include the direct costs plus an appropriate proportion of the overhead for administration, personnel, building maintenance, equipment, etc. Hospital costs are one of the factors which determine HOSPITAL CHARGES (the price the hospital sets for its services).
Preferred term Hospital Costs
Entry term(s) Cost, Hospital
Costs, Hospital
Hospital Cost



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