Healthcare Statistics… Not a Trivial Pursuit

Becker's Hospital Review recently published a list of “100 Healthcare Statistics to Know.” Reviewing this list is a great way to test your overall awareness of key facts about the industry. All of the data helps put into perspective how wide-ranging the industry is, including how diverse factors come together to shape new trends. Here’s a sampling:

There are 5,723 hospitals in the country, 4,999 community hospitals and 1,326 critical access hospitals.

There are about 5,500 ambulatory surgical centers in the country.

On average, only 71 percent of patients said, yes, they would definitely recommend the hospital they attended to friends and family.

According to Kaiser State Health Facts, non-profit hospitals spend the most on inpatient stays compared to other hospital ownership types: adjusted expenses per inpatient day by ownership type: non-profit hospitals, $2,088; state/local government hospitals, $1,667; for-profit hospitals, $1,628.

Across all specialties, about 21 percent of physicians are employed by a hospital.

As of April 2014, more than two-thirds of Americans live in areas served by an ACO and more than 40 percent live in areas served by two or more ACOs.

The global mobile health (mHealth) market is expected to be worth approximately $49.1 billion by the year 2020.

Medicaid costs were $432 billion in 2012, of which the nonfederal share was $180 billion.

Registered nurses earn an average national estimated wage of $68,910 and nurse practitioners earn an average national estimated wage of $95,070.

To view the entire list, visit Becker's Hospital Review at
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