Radio Grabs: Healthcare Costs Continue Surge

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RADIO GRABS: Healthcare Costs Continue Surge

Friday, 21 November, 2008: A new report by Medibank Private shows another surge in

healthcare costs with benefits paid for hospital admissions increasing by 8%.

Nationally, hospital visits also grew by 6.7% with members claiming more than 50,000 extra

admissions, driven largely by an increase in day procedures.

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Spokesperson: Craig Bosworth, Medibank Private (Industry Affairs)

#1 (19 Seconds): 

Says the report proves once again that healthcare is an expensive business...

#2 (14 Seconds): 

Says there's also been a dramatic increase in the number of expensive hospital admissions...

#3 (20 Seconds): 

Says the cost of healthcare continues to increase, especially for common procedures...

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