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Descriptor English: Hospital Charges
Descriptor Spanish: Precios de Hospital
Descriptor Portuguese: Preços Hospitalares
Descriptor French: Frais hospitaliers
Entry term(s): Charge, Hospital
Charges, Hospital
Hospital Charge
Tree number(s): N03.219.262.300
N03.219.442.613
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017722
Scope note: The prices a hospital sets for its services. HOSPITAL COSTS (the direct and indirect expenses incurred by the hospital in providing the services) are one factor in the determination of hospital charges. Other factors may include, for example, profits, competition, and the necessity of recouping the costs of uncompensated care.
Annotation: prices for services: do not confuse with HOSPITAL COSTS, expenses incurred by hosp in providing services; DF: HOSP CHARGES
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Economics, Hospital (1967-1993)
Fees and Charges (1967-1993)
Public MeSH Note: 94
History Note: 94
Entry Version: HOSP CHARGES
DeCS ID: 31404
Unique ID: D017722
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 Charges - Preferred
Concept UI M0026788
Scope note The prices a hospital sets for its services. HOSPITAL COSTS (the direct and indirect expenses incurred by the hospital in providing the services) are one factor in the determination of hospital charges. Other factors may include, for example, profits, competition, and the necessity of recouping the costs of uncompensated care.
Preferred term Hospital Charges
Entry term(s) Charge, Hospital
Charges, Hospital
Hospital Charge



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