Maryland's hospital costs go awry Competition forces rate revisions HOSPITAL-RATE SYSTEM GOES AWRY

October 09, 1994|By Patricia Meisol | Patricia Meisol,Sun Staff Writer

Most people probably wouldn't pay almost $9,000 more for a product than they had to. But that is, in effect, what 138 patients did last year when they went to Prince George's Hospital Center for an angioplasty.

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Hospital ... ... ... Cases ... ... Avg. bill

UM ... ... ... .. ... ... 248 .. .. ... $14,197

Adventist ... ... ... ... 186 ... .. .. 11,502

Bayview ... ... .. .. ... 203 ... .. .. 10,502

P.G. ... ... ... .. .. .. 218 ... .. .. 10,197

Md. General ... ... .. .. 134 ... .. .. 9,708

Bon Secours ... ... .. .. 191 ... .. .. 9,641

Liberty ... ... ... .. .. 162 ... .. .. 9,452

Hopkins ... ... ... .. .. 213 ... .. .. 9,315

Harbor ... ... ... ... .. 181 ... .. .. 9,097

Mercy ... ... ... ... ... 164 ... .. .. 8,891

Holy Cross .. ... ... ... 320 ... .. .. 8,874

N. Arundel .. ... ... ... 352 ... .. .. 8,742

Franklin Sq. ... .. .. .. 349 ... .. .. 8,630

Union Mem. ... ... ... .. 244 ... .. .. 8,281

Sinai ... ... ... ... ... 330 ... .. .. 8,048

St. Agnes ... ... ... ... 446 ... .. .. 7,971

Howard ... ... ... .. ... 153 ... .. .. 7,379

A. Arundel ... ... .. ... 249 ... .. .. 7,126

GBMC ... ... ... .. .. .. 217 ... .. .. 7,075

G.Samaritan ... ... .. .. 208 ... .. .. 6,870

Frostburg ... ... ... ... 25 ... ... .. 6,359

St. Joseph .. ... ... ... 322 .. ... .. 6,026

Kent ... ... ... .. .. .. 58 ... ... .. 5,008

Peninsula ... .. .. .. .. 358 .. ... .. 5,864

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