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Hospital demographics in the U.S. 2017

Distribution of selected U.S. hospital key demographics as of 2017*

by John Elflein, last edited Jul 31, 2019
Hospital demographics in the U.S. 2017 This statistic displays the distribution of selected key hospital demographics in the United States as of 2017. During this year, almost 60 percent of acute care hospitals were not-for-profit hospitals.
U.S. hospital key demographics

There has been an increase in the number of patients as well as the medical costs at hospitals. In 1997, the rate of stays per 1,000 people was 127.7. In 2009, the rate increased to 128.4 stays per 1,000 people. The average cost per stay had also increased from 6,600 U.S. dollars in 1997 to 9,200 U.S. dollars in 2009. Overall hospital revenues in the United States has increased from 762.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2009 to 923 billion U.S. dollars in 2014.

Specialty hospitals have also managed to increase their revenues from 36.36 billion U.S. dollars in 2009 to 42 billion U.S. dollars in 2014. Small specialized hospitals focusing on cardiac, orthopedic, or surgical services have increased in the United States but tend to aggregate in only some states. These hospitals may be able to provide cost efficient work, allow for more patient choice, and increase quality of health care services. However, specialty hospitals have also been criticized for providing patients with services that encourage overutilization and also unfairly focusing on the wealthiest patients.
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Distribution of selected U.S. hospital key demographics as of 2017*

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