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Informing the debate: are single specialty hospitals more cost efficient than full-service hospitals?

Informing the debate: are single specialty hospitals more cost efficient than full-service hospitals?

Findings Brief 11(7): 1-3

(1) Overall, single specialty hospitals (SSHs) are not more cost efficient than competing, full-service, acute care hospitals. (2) There was not a significant difference between cardiac SSH and full-service hospital cost inefficiency. (3) There was a significant difference between orthopedic/surgical SSH and full-service hospital cost inefficiency.

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