Among other things, the report also noted the following (all figures are for 2011):
- Adults aged 45-84 years accounted for almost 2/3 of total hospital costs and had the highest average costs per hospital stay ($12,500 for the 45-64 age group and $12,600 for the 65-84 group).
- The average cost per stay for younger adults (age 18-44) was $7,400.
- 47% of total hospital costs were billed to Medicare, 29% were billed to private insurers, and 16% were billed to Medicaid.
- The three diagnostic categories accounting for the most costs were circulatory conditions (18%), musculoskeletal conditions (14%), and respiratory conditions (11%).