AHRQ Stats

Hospital inpatient care spending averages over $4,000 a day

Spending on hospital inpatient care in 2010 averaged $4,221 a day or $13,131 for the entire hospital stay from all sources of payments, according to AHRQ statistical Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #401, Expenses for Hospital Inpatient Stays, 2010. You can access the brief at http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb.

Average Hospital stay expense reaches nearly $18,000

Only 7 percent of Americans were hospitalized in 2010, but the average expense per hospital stay was almost $18,000, according to AHRQ Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #396, National Health Care Expenses for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2010. You can access the brief at http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb.

Medical care spending to treat adults for heart disease reached nearly $96 billion in 2009

Medical care spending to treat adults for heart disease totaled nearly $96 billion in 2009, with hospital stays accounting for more than half the cost, according to AHRQ’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #393, Expenditures for Heart Disease Among Adults Age 18 and Older: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2009. You can read the brief at http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb.

Hospital admissions rise for knee replacements due to osteoarthritis

The number of hospital admissions per quarter for first-time knee replacements due to osteoarthritis will reach 176,000 by the end of 2012, or 704,000 for the entire year, compared with 104,000 per quarter in 2004 or 416,000 for that entire year, according to projections from AHRQ’s Healthcare Utilization Project (HCUP). You can find more details in HCUP Projections: Mobility/Orthopedic Procedures 2011 to 2012 at http://go.usa.gov/2nhh.

Page last reviewed April 2013
Internet Citation: AHRQ Stats. April 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/13apr/0413RA32.html