How the most expensive medical practices in America are killing doctors


Health care is one of the most costly professions in the U.S., according to a new report from the National Association of Chief Executives.

The report, which was released on Wednesday, found that hospitals, doctors, hospitals and hospitals for that matter, are among the top 10 hospitals in the country.

The group ranked the top 50 medical practices according to costs per hospital bed, per day, per patient, per visit and per patient visit.

The rankings were compiled from government reports, hospital data and other data sources.

The 10 top-ranked hospitals include the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, the University of Miami in Florida, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Here are the top-rated hospitals in each of the top five industries.


Hospitals: Cleveland Clinic, $7,738 per bed (per day) and $8,936 per day (per patient) per patient2.

Hospices: Cedars, $838 per patient (per bed) and Medicare, $2,038 per visit (per visit) per day3.

Physicians: University of Florida, $3,079 per visit4.

Physicians and Surgeons: Vanderbilt University, $1,836 per visit5.

Nurses: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, $634 per patient6.

Hospice: University Hospitals Medical Center, $5,726 per patient7.

Hospiciaries: University Medical Centers in Jacksonville, $4,058 per day8.

Hospits: Cigna, $31,062 per patient9.

Physicians in other industries: Allianz, $22,632 per visit10.

Hospicians: Johns Hopkins Hospital, $11,566 per dayThe report’s authors, who are also senior policy analysts at the National Center for Policy Analysis, also examined how the top medical practices across the country are changing, with the top performing hospitals among those performing the most procedures.

The top performing hospital in the nation was the University Hospital of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, which received the highest rating.

The University of Pennsylvania, which had the highest average annual spending, also scored well on the ranking, with its hospitals ranked as among the 10 hospitals with the highest costs per patient.

In addition to ranking the top hospitals, the report also looked at how the nation’s medical institutions are performing, including the health care practices, and compared those to other institutions across the U of S. and the nation as a whole.

The hospitals on the top of the list are all considered to be among the most profitable, with hospitals that earn more than $1 billion per year and are in the top two of the 10 highest performing hospitals.

Hospitaries in the bottom five were all among the lowest performing.

The largest hospital in each state was in Texas, which ranked fifth with a budget of $1.4 billion per hospital per year.

Hospi-Care of Houston ranked fourth with a $1 million per day budget, followed by Memorial Sloan Hospital in New Jersey, the Cleveland State University Medical Campus in Cleveland, Ohio and the University Hospicies in Cincinnati.

The average annual cost of a hospital visit in the United States was $2.7 million in 2016, according to the report.

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