hospital spending

People who die in the hospital undergo more intense tests and procedures than those who die anywhere else.

An analysis by Arcadia Healthcare Solutions also shows that spending on people who die in a hospital is about seven times that on people who die at home.

Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell says that Orlando Health CEO Sherrie Sitarik was unwise to cut the pay to night and weekend nursing staff and other front-line workers, given the much riper fruit that could be plucked from the juicy compensation of more than 20 vice presidents at an average of $340,000.