Mean length of hospital stay in U.S. super-utilizers and other patients by payer 2012

This statistic displays the average length of hospital stays among super-utilizers and other patients in the United States in 2012, by payer. During this time, Medicare super-utilizers between the ages of 1 and 64 years had an average of hospital stay of 6.3 days. A relatively large proportion of the United States' health care resources are consumed by a small percentage of the population, where about a quarter of the country's health expenses are incurred by one percent of the population.

Average length of hospital stays among super-utilizers and other patients in the U.S. in 2012, by payer

Super-utilizers*Other patients
Medicare aged 65+ years6.35.3
Medicare aged 1-64 years6.35.6
Private insurance aged 1-64 years5.93.6
Medicaid aged 1-64 years6.14.5
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Source

Release date

May 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

2012

Supplementary notes

* Super-utilizers are patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid with four or more hospital stays and privately insured patients with three or more hospital stays in 2012.

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