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Average inpatient and outpatient cases per hospital in the U.S. by disease 2017

This statistic displays the number of inpatient and outpatient cases per hospital in the United States in 2017, sorted by selected disease. In that year, there was an average of 284 inpatient cases per hospital for asthma.

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 17,007 hypertension outpatient cases per hospital and 1,430 diabetes mellitus inpatient cases in 2017. In 2017, for example, there were 34.3 million hospital admissions at community hospitals in the United States, and each patient stay would last for an average of 5.4 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.

Number of inpatient and outpatient cases per U.S. hospital by selected disease in 2017*

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Release date

February 2019


United States

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acute-care hospitals

Supplementary notes

Data for ACS, asthma, hypertension, and osteoporosis in 2017 vary from previous years due to changes in the ICD-10 codes.

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