Hospitals and Systems

Wondering how many hospitals operate in the U.S.? You are in the right place.

This page includes longitudinal data about the number of hospitals and hospital beds.

Other data resources include the number of hospitals that are part of a health system and additional services hospitals offer in their communities.

Utilization and Volume

This page provides information about the number of patients served by hospitals each year, with detail on inpatient, emergency department, and outpatient care settings.

Paying for Health Care

This page includes data that compares the cost of providing care versus what Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance plans pay hospitals. Additional data points provide insight into the age of hospital infrastructure, cost of borrowing money and changes in labor costs.

Workforce

Clinicians are the lifeblood of a hospital. Ensuring that enough doctors and nurses are available to meet patient’s needs is a key public health issue facing hospital leaders. Insights available on this page include the number of doctors and nurses employed in hospitals and current cha...

Economic Contribution of Hospitals

This page includes data on the number and types of jobs hospitals provide, as well as their contribution to the U.S. economy. Further Reading The Cost of Caring Data Brief, February 2017 Uncompensated Hospital Care Cost Fact Sheet, December 2017 Update Underpayme...

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Infographics
The data in these infographics comes from American Hospital Association Fast Facts on U.S. Hospitals 2020. The data is from FY2018.
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