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Performance Budget Submission for Congressional Justification

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Figure 1. Quick Hospital Statistics

  AHRQ Quick Facts, Hospital Statistics: Total average charge for treating a heart attack rose from 1993 to 2000.  1993: $20,578; 2000: $28,663.  Average number of days a patient spent in the hospital fell by 26% from 1993 to 2000. 1993: 7.4 days; 2000: 5.5 days.

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