AHRQ Stats

AHRQ Stats Cesarean births jump 82 percent

Births by Cesarean section increased by 82 percent between 1997 and 2010, while births of babies by normal delivery decreased 56 percent among women ages 18 to 44. (Source: AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #148 Most Frequent Conditions in U.S. Hospitals, 2010 available at http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb148.jsp).

Nearly two-thirds of hospital stays in 2010 involved one or more procedures

Nearly two-thirds of the 39 million hospital stays in the United States in 2010 were for patients who had one or more procedures done. (Source: AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #149 Most Frequent Procedures Performed in U.S. Hospitals, 2010 available at http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb149.jsp).

Hospitalizations for knee arthroplasty doubled between 1997 and 2010

Hospitalizations of patients undergoing knee arthroplasty roughly doubled between 1997 and 2010—from 329,000 to 730,000 procedures. (Source: AHRQ Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #149 Most Frequent Procedures Performed in U.S. Hospitals, 2010, available at http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb149.jsp).

Page last reviewed August 2013
Internet Citation: AHRQ Stats. August 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/13aug/0813RA29.html