Hospitals Make 9 Times More than Physicians’ Offices on Provider-administered Medicines

A new study, conducted by the Partnership for Health Analytic Research (PHAR), found that hospitals retained 91% of the total profit on physician-administered medicines in the commercial market that went to providers in 2016. The data also show that physicians retained just 9%, even though they treated a nearly equal number of patients. This further demonstrates just how much hospitals are driving health care spending in the United States.

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