Percentage of U.S. hospital costs in 2015, by type of expense*

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Percentage of spending on hospital care

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This statistic provides a breakdown of the cost of hospital care, sorted by the percentage of total spending of each type of hospital expense as of 2015. As of that year, wages and benefits for caregivers and support staff accounted for around 59 percent of total spending on hospital care. Thus, this was by far the largest category of hospital expenses.
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* Does not include capital.
** Includes postage and telephone expenses.
*** For example food, medical instruments, etc.

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