We provide care to patients who meet certain financial or economic criteria without charge or at amounts substantially less than our established rates. Because we do not pursue collection of amounts determined to qualify as charity care, they are not reported in net revenues or in accounts receivable, net. Our acute care hospitals provided charity care and uninsured discounts, based on charges at established rates, amounting to $162 million and $159 million during the three-month periods ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively.Acute Care Services – Years ended December 31, 2009 and 2008:
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