What do you give the data compendium that has everything? A miscellaneous section of lists, of course.
This last chapter of By the Numbers includes information that doesn't fit neatly into the other sections. For example, it offers a look at:
* Hospital and health system priorities for information technology spending.
* Hospitals that have been recognized for their community services.
* The largest healthcare real estate investment trusts.
* The Top 100 Hospitals in 1998 as identified in a national ranking.
That's it. Nine chapters with 56 charts, lists and rankings on everything from medical inflation to patient satisfaction. We hope you found the information entertaining, easy to read and, most of all, useful.
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