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Average cost of hospital per day by country 2015

Average hospital costs per day in selected countries in 2015 (in U.S. dollars)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jul 19, 2016
Average cost of hospital per day by country 2015 The U.S., followed by Switzerland, had the highest average cost per day to stay in a hospital as of 2015. At that time the hospital costs per day in the U.S. were on average 5,220 U.S. dollars. In comparison, the hospital costs per day in Spain stood at an average of 424 U.S. dollars. Even Switzerland, also a very expensive country, had significantly lower costs than the United States.
Number of U.S. hospitals

The number of U.S. hospitals has decreased in recent years with some increase in 2017. There are several types of hospitals in the U.S. with different ownerships. In general there are more hospitals with a non-profit ownership in the U.S. than there are hospitals with state/local government or for-profit ownership.

U.S. hospital costs

Health care expenditures in the U.S. are among the highest in the world. By the end of 2019, hospital care expenditures alone across the U.S. are expected to exceed 1.2 trillion U.S. dollars. Among the most expensive medical conditions treated in U.S. hospitals are septicemia, osteoarthritis and live births. There are different ways to pay for hospital costs in the United States. Among all payers of U.S. hospital costs, Medicare and private payers are paying the largest proportion of all costs.
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Average hospital costs per day in selected countries in 2015 (in U.S. dollars)

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