Hospitals in the U.S.

Statistics report on hospitals in the United States

Hospitals in the U.S.

This report 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 report 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

Number of hospitals

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  • Premium Statistic Number of all hospitals in the U.S. 1975-2021
  • Basic Statistic Number of federal and nonfederal hospitals in the U.S. 1975-2021
  • Premium Statistic Number of community hospitals in the U.S. 2010-2021, by ownership
  • Premium Forecast Number of hospitals in the United States 2013-2028

Hospital beds

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  • Premium Statistic Number of hospital beds in the U.S. 1975-2021
  • Premium Statistic Number of community hospital beds in the U.S. 2013-2021
  • Premium Statistic Number of hospital beds in the United States by hospital size 2019
  • Premium Statistic U.S. hospital bed occupancy rate 1960-2019
  • Basic Statistic Community hospital beds per 1,000 U.S. population 2020
  • Premium Statistic Number of hospitals in the United States by number of beds 2019
  • Premium Forecast Number of hospital beds in the United States 2013-2028
  • Premium Forecast Number of available hospital beds per 1,000 people in the United States 2013-2028

Hospital stays

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  • Premium Statistic Persons with one or more hospital stays in the past year in the U.S. 1997-2019
  • Premium Statistic Persons with hospital stays in the past year by gender 1997-2019
  • Premium Statistic Persons with hospital stays in the past year by insurance status 1997-2019
  • Premium Statistic U.S. population with a hospitalization 1997-2019, by age
  • Basic Statistic Average length of stay in U.S. community hospitals from 1993 to 2020
  • Premium Statistic Total hospital admissions in the United States 1946-2021
  • Premium Statistic Daily average hospital census in the United States 1946-2019

Hospital costs

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  • Premium Statistic U.S. hospital care expenditure 1960-2021
  • Premium Statistic Expenses at U.S. community hospitals 2019
  • Premium Statistic Expenses per inpatient stay in U.S. community hospitals 1975-2019
  • Basic Statistic Adjusted expenses per inpatient day for for-profit hospitals by U.S. state 2021
  • Premium Statistic Adjusted expenses per inpatient day for non-profit hospitals by U.S. state 2021
  • Premium Statistic Hospital Insurance Medicare benefit payments 2015-2022

Economic impact

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  • Basic Statistic Total net patient revenue of U.S. community hospitals 2009-2019
  • Basic Statistic Shares of health services and supplies expenditures in the U.S. 2020, by type
  • Basic Statistic Share of hospital care in health services expenditures in the U.S. 1980-2020
  • Basic Statistic Persons employed in U.S. hospitals 2000-2022
  • Basic Statistic Percentage of persons employed in hospitals 2000-2022

Selected rankings

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  • Premium Statistic Leading U.S. hospitals by organ transplants performed 1988-2023
  • Basic Statistic Biggest U.S. hospitals based on their number of beds 2023
  • Premium Statistic U.S. hospitals with the most annual ER visits 2021
  • Basic Statistic Top U.S. hospital operators based on number of hospitals 2023
  • Premium Statistic Top hospitals for adult psychiatry in the U.S. 2023

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