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Figure 3: Hospital Cost of Excess Black or African American Hospital Admissions, Maryland, 2004

This figure shows an example of how a state has analyzed and presented information on the cost of disparities in dollar terms. The image is a table from the Maryland Chartbook of Minority Health and Minority health Disparities Data, 2009. The table presents information on hospital costs for excess Black or African American admissions in 2004. In the table, excess hospital costs have been estimated for Medicaid separately from all payers and also by primary diagnosis (all diagnoses, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma, and neonatal intensive care admissions).

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Internet Citation: Figure 3: Hospital Cost of Excess Black or African American Hospital Admissions, Maryland, 2004. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). July 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/figures/figure3_re_rpt.jsp.
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