Hospitals in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on hospitals in the United States

This dossier provides some of the most important facts and figures concerning hospitals in the United States. Hospitals are one of the cornerstones of every modern health system. In the U.S., the number of hospitals is decreasing constantly, while hospital costs are growing. This document supplies information on the number of hospitals, beds, hospital stays, as well as facts around cost and economic impact. It concludes with some interesting hospital rankings.

Table of contents

  • 1. Number of hospitals
    • Number of all hospitals in the U.S. 1975-2018

    • Number of federal and nonfederal hospitals in the U.S. 1975-2018

    • Number of hospitals in the U.S. 2010-2018, by ownership

    • Number of U.S. faith-based hospitals 1995-2016

    • U.S. hospital transactions: number of acquired hospitals 2007-2017

  • 2. Hospital beds
    • Number of all hospital beds in the U.S. 1975-2018

    • Number of beds in federal and nonfederal hospitals 1975-2017

    • Number of hospital beds in the United States by hospital size 2018

    • U.S. hospital occupancy rate 1975-2017

    • Community hospital beds per 1,000 U.S. population 2016

    • Number of hospitals in the United States by number of beds 2018

  • 3. Hospital stays
    • Persons with one or more hospital stays in the past year in the U.S. 1997-2017

    • Persons with hospital stays in the past year by gender 1997-2017

    • Persons with hospital stays in the past year by insurance status 1997-2017

    • U.S. population with a hospitalization 2000-2017 by age

    • Average length of stay in U.S. community hospitals from 1993 to 2018

    • Average length of stay in U.S. hospitals in 2017, by state

    • Total hospital admissions in the United States 1946-2018

    • Daily average hospital census in the United States 1946-2018

  • 4. Hospital costs
    • U.S. hospital care expenditure 1960-2020

    • Distribution of hospital costs by payer 1980-2016

    • Expenses at U.S. community hospitals 2018

    • U.S. hospital costs by type of expense in percent 2016

    • Expenses per inpatient stay in U.S. community hospitals 1975-2018

  • 5. Economic impact
    • Impact of U.S. community hospitals on economy and wages 2016

    • Impact of hospitals on U.S. economy 2016, by sector

    • Total net patient revenue of U.S. community hospitals 2009-2018

    • Persons employed in U.S. hospitals 2000-2019

    • Percentage of persons employed in hospitals 2000-2019

    • U.S. hospital supported employment as a percentage of total regional employment 2016

    • US: number of hospital transactions 2007-2017

  • 6. Selected rankings
    • Top 10 U.S. non-profit hospitals based on the number of beds 2017

    • Top U.S. hospital operators based on number of hospitals 2019

    • Leading U.S. hospitals by organ transplants performed 1988-2019

    • Top hospitals for adult psychiatry in the U.S. 2019

    • Total beds in top hospitals for adult cancer in U.S. 2017

    • U.S. hospitals with the most annual ER visits 2018

  • 7. Americans and their hospitals
    • Adults with inpatient and outpatient hospital treatments in preceding 5 years 2017

    • Leading medical conditions U.S. adults have been treated for in hospitals 2017

    • Level of satisfaction with hospital treatments among U.S. adults 2017

    • Hospital staff characteristics according to U.S. adults 2017

    • Quality of hospital care in the U.S. compared to abroad - U.S. opinions 2017

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