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Benchmark of the Week: Inpatient/outpatient ratio by specialty

Effective Jun 2, 2011
Published Jun 6, 2011

How does the ratio of services done in inpatient versus outpatient settings vary by specialty, and how have these ratios been trending over the last few years? This chart examines the distribution of providers’ services by their specialty between the two big inpatient place of service (POS) codes 21 (inpatient hospital) and 23 (emergency room), and the two outpatient POS codes, 11 (office) and 22 (outpatient hospital).


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