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How much do acute inpatient hospitalizations cost in Canada?

The cost of acute inpatient hospitalizations in Canada in 2012–2013 was $24.4 billion.* This includes the costs incurred by hospitals to provide services but excludes physician fees. Below are the five major clinical categories (MCCs) with the highest costs in 2012–2013.

MCCs use diagnosis codes to broadly categorize patients into categories that are generally based on the most responsible diagnosis.

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