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Hospitals discharges in United States drops in 2Q 2018

According to adjusted data issued by U.S. Census Bureau, compared with the prior quarter the variable hardly fell by 0.16%. The indicator diminished negligibly from 10 597 thousands to 10 580 thousands, versus the previous quarter when it grew by 2.04 percent. When taking into account the prior year, it can be diagnosed that the variable was declining by -0.45 percent and observed 10 504 thousands. In brief, the indicator was 0.72% higher in Q2 2017 than in Q2 of the year after. United States saw a drop of 0.33% in hospitals discharges during the last 14 years. As well as the hospitals discharges is now smaller than its average which equals 10 605 thousands with a marginal overall fall since the start of observations. It reached its all-time high of 11 225 thousands in Q1 of 2008 and record low of 10 311 thousands in 1Q 2014.

Hospitals discharges in United States drops in 2Q 2018
Date Thousands Variation
Q2 2018 10 580.00 -0.16
Q1 2018 10 597.00 2.04
Q4 2017 10 385.00 -0.51
Q3 2017 10 438.00 -0.63
Q2 2017 10 504.00 -0.45
Q1 2017 10 552.00 0.89
Q4 2016 10 459.00 -0.22
Q3 2016 10 482.00 -0.14
Q2 2016 10 497.00 -0.76
Q1 2016 10 577.00 1.27

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Main Hospital Indicators

  • Hospital Discharge

    Releases of patients who have stayed at least one night in hospital, usually measured per 100,000 inhabitants. It includes deaths in hospital following inpatient care. Same-day discharges are usually excluded. Hospital discharge rate measures the number of patients who leave a hospital after receiving care. Based on: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • In Patient Average Length Of Stay

    Average number of days that patients spend in hospital for any cause. It is generally measured by dividing the total number of days stayed by all inpatients during a year by the number of admissions or discharges. Day cases are excluded. It is often used as an indicator of hospital efficiency. Based on: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • Surgical Procedures Performed

    Number of performed surgical procedures, usually measured per year and per 100,000 persons. It refers to all invasive therapies performed as in-patient surgery. The latter is defined as a surgical operation or procedure which is performed with an overnight stay in an in-patient institution. Based on: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • Hospital Beds

    Number of inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included. It is usually measured per 1,000 or 100,000 inhabitants. Based on: World Health Organization.

  • Surgery Waiting Time

    Elapsed time in days for patients on the non-emergency (elective) surgery waiting list from the date they were added to the waiting list for the procedure (following specialist assessment) to a designated census date. Based on: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • Hospital Expenditure

  • Hospital Occupancy Rate

    Average number of days when hospital bed was occupied as percent of available 365 days. Based on: World Health Organization.

  • Breast Screening Coverage

    Percentage of women 40 years of age and over who had a mammogram within the past 2 years. Based on: U.S. National Cancer Institute.

  • Cervical Cancer Screening Coverage

    Percentage of women aged 21-65 years who have not had a hysterectomy and who had a Pap test within the past 3 years. Based on: U.S. National Cancer Institute.

  • Hospital Operation Units

  • Hospital Revenue