Inpatient and outpatient cases in the U.S.
Inpatient cases refer to people that are admitted to a licensed hospital bed and are usually expected to remain overnight. Outpatients receive treatment at a hospital but remains for less than 24 hours. In the United States, there was an average of 15,129 hypertension outpatient cases per hospital and 1,358 diabetes mellitus inpatient cases in 2016. In 2016, for example, there were 33.4 million hospital admissions at community hospitals in the United States, and each patient stay would last for an average of 5.5 days.
Septicemia and osteoarthritis were the most expensive medical conditions treated in U.S. hospitals, making up 6.2 and 4.3 percent of the total national hospital bill, respectively. Among angina inpatient cases in the United States, 57 percent were male as of 2014. For depression cases in hospitals, a majority, over 57 percent, of cases were female.
Certain treatment centers and especially renowned treatment facilities, often in urban regions, may offer specialized care, the most recent clinical research, as well as education programs. These facilities often attract patients from a wide area and can increase the number of cases for certain diseases.