Lung infections rang up $10 billion tab for hospitals in 2006

07/3/2008 | Forbes

Pneumonia ranked no. 2 behind childbirth as the most common cause of hospital admission in 2006, and it cost U.S. hospitals more than $10 billion that year, according to new data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The analysis also found that heart attacks cost hospitals $12 billion and congestive heart failure treatments cost $11 billion.

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