Table 116

Hospitals, beds, and occupancy rates, by type of ownership and size of hospital: United States, selected years 1975–2006

[Data are based on reporting by a census of hospitals]

Type of ownership and size of hospital1975198019901995200020032006
HospitalsNumber
All hospitals7,1566,9656,6496,2915,8105,7645,747
 Federal382359337299245239221
 Nonfederal16,7746,6066,3125,9925,5655,5255,526
  Community25,8755,8305,3845,1944,9154,8954,927
   Nonprofit3,3393,3223,1913,0923,0032,9842,919
   For profit775730749752749790889
   State-local government1,7611,7781,4441,3501,1631,1211,119
   6–24 beds299259226278288327375
   25–49 beds1,1551,0299359229109651,066
   50–99 beds1,4811,4621,2631,1391,0551,031969
   100–199 beds1,3631,3701,3061,3241,2361,1681,117
   200–299 beds678715739718656624607
   300–399 beds378412408354341349354
   400–499 beds230266222195182172180
   500 beds or more291317285264247256259
Beds
All hospitals1,465,8281,364,5161,213,3271,080,601983,628965,256947,412
 Federal131,946117,32898,25577,07953,06747,45646,691
 Nonfederal11,333,8821,247,1881,115,0721,003,522930,561917,800900,721
  Community2941,844988,387927,360872,736823,560813,307802,658
   Nonprofit658,195692,459656,755609,729582,988574,587559,216
   For profit73,49587,033101,377105,737109,883109,671115,337
   State-local government210,154208,895169,228157,270130,689129,049128,105
   6–24 beds5,6154,9324,4275,0855,1565,6356,446
   25–49 beds41,78337,47835,42034,35233,33333,61334,217
   50–99 beds106,776105,27890,39482,02475,86574,02569,408
   100–199 beds192,438192,892183,867187,381175,778167,451160,426
   200–299 beds164,405172,390179,670175,240159,807152,487148,541
   300–399 beds127,728139,434138,938121,136117,220119,903121,747
   400–499 beds101,278117,72498,83386,45980,76376,33379,732
   500 beds or more201,821218,259195,811181,059175,638183,860182,141
Occupancy rate 3Percent
All hospitals76.777.769.565.766.168.168.9
 Federal80.780.172.972.668.264.866.4
 Nonfederal176.377.469.265.165.968.369.1
  Community275.075.666.862.863.966.267.1
   Nonprofit77.578.269.364.565.567.768.8
   For profit65.965.252.851.855.959.658.7
   State-local government70.471.165.363.763.265.367.4
   6–24 beds48.046.832.336.931.731.932.9
   25–49 beds56.752.841.342.641.344.647.2
   50–99 beds64.764.253.854.154.857.257.6
   100–199 beds71.271.461.558.860.062.663.0
   200–299 beds77.177.467.163.165.067.067.7
   300–399 beds79.779.770.064.865.768.569.4
   400–499 beds81.181.273.568.169.170.771.7
   500 beds or more80.982.177.371.472.274.275.2
1

The category of nonfederal hospitals comprises psychiatric, tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases hospitals, and long-term and short-term general and other special hospitals. See Appendix II, Hospital.

2

Community hospitals are nonfederal short-term general and special hospitals whose facilities and services are available to the public. See Appendix II, Hospital.

3

Estimated percentage of staffed beds that are occupied. Occupancy rate is calculated as the average daily census (from the American Hospital Association) divided by the number of hospital beds. See Appendix II, Occupancy rate.

SOURCES: American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey of Hospitals. Hospital Statistics, 1976, 1981, 1991–2008 editions. Chicago, IL. (Copyrights 1976, 1981, 1991–2008: Used with the permission of Health Forum LLC, an affiliate of the AHA.)

From: Trend Tables

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