Percent change in U.S. hospital numbers 2010-2017

This statistic displays the percent change in the number of U.S. hospitals from 2010 to 2017. From 2013 to 2014, there was a 0.5 percent increase in the number of hospitals in the country. The Affordable Care Act impacted the way hospitals function, for example, by decreasing the necessity for hospital readmissions and hospital acquired infections.

Annual percent change in number of hospitals in the United States from 2010 to 2017*

Annual change in number of hospitals
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United States

Survey time period

2010 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Hospital data are based on all short-term, acute-care hospitals and are effective as of 2017. Psychiatric, rehabilitation, armed forces, and long-term acute-care hospitals are excluded.
Includes hospitals located in Puerto Rico.

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