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Pre-Reform Impact of Self-Pay Patients

On U.S. Hospitals

Pre-reform, many hospitals experience significant uncompensated care costs from self-pay patients. This infographic illustrates the variation in self-pay uncompensated care costs across US hospitals and regions. Despite the uncompensated care risk, 1/6th of self-pay inpatients are scheduled admissions, though their procedures are much less elective than the procedures of the insured.