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Q: number of hospitals in the US ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: number of hospitals in the US
Category: Business and Money > Economics
Asked by: tailwag-ga
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Posted: 12 May 2006 12:58 PDT
Expires: 11 Jun 2006 12:58 PDT
Question ID: 728195
How many US hospitals by number of beds? Something like...
<150 beds: x
150-300 beds: y
>300 beds: z
Total x+y+z

Am not sure what the size breakout will be exactly. I'll also accept
size broken out by number of hospital employees.
Subject: Re: number of hospitals in the US
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 12 May 2006 17:25 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello TAilwag, 

Total Number of All U.S. Registered Hospitals 5,759

Total Staffed Beds in All U.S. Registered Hospitals  955,768

American Hospital Association: Fast Facts on U.S. Hospitals from AHA
Hospital Statistics


Journal of the Medical Library Association
2006 April; 94(2): 118?129. 

According to AHA's Hospital Statistics 2002 there are 5,810 hospitals
in the United States.

?Again using the data from the Benchmarking Network 2002 survey and
AHA's Hospital Statistics 2002, the percentage of participants in the
survey and the percentage of beds in each AHA bed-size category can be
compared, as shown in Figure 5. Using the 8-bed size categories for
AHA's 5,810 hospitals, the percentage of hospitals and survey
participants in each category was determined. The bed-size category of
100?199 has the strongest match, containing 24.8% of hospitals and 20%
of library participants. No libraries reported in the
under-50-bed-size hospitals, which made up 23.5% of all hospitals.
Hospitals over 300 beds made up 15.8% of all hospitals, whereas in the
Benchmarking Network 2002 survey, 53% of participants were in this

Source:PubMed Central

From figure 5

Bed Size          % of Hospitals    Number of Hospitals
Less than 50      23.5%             1,365 hospitals
50-99             23.7%             1,377
100-199           24.8%             1,441
200-299           12.2%               709
Over 300          15.8%               918
Total              100%             5,810

Source: PubMed Central


Bed Size Distribution

Less than100 Beds       2,253
100-299 Beds            1,892
300-499 Beds              523
500 Beds and More         247

AHA Annual Survey 2000
USA hospitals with 500 beds or more = 247 (from 4915 hospitals surveyed)

Page 26
Hospital Connect


United States of America 	
6731 Hospitals	
1129 Over 250 Beds
Extract of the IHF Database of Hospitals.


Search terms used: 
Hospitals in the United States
Bed capacity

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,
tailwag-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
fast, precise, complete. thanks!

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