Compendium of U.S. Health Systems, 2016

This inaugural edition of the Compendium—Compendium of U.S. Health Systems, 2016—is composed of 626 U.S. health systems, defined in this analysis to include at least one hospital and at least one group of physicians providing comprehensive care, and who are connected with each other and with the hospital through common ownership or joint management.

The Compendium database includes:

  • Columns A-D: System identification number (a unique number assigned by AHRQ), name, home office city, and State.
  • Columns E-I: Indicators of which data source identified the health system and health system identification numbers in the originating data source.
  • Columns J-R: Total counts of system hospitals, physician groups, physicians, primary care physicians, extent to which systems own or manage hospitals in multiple States, total acute care beds, discharges, and residents.
  • Columns S-AA: Variables identifying the extent to which systems include investor-owned hospitals, serve children, include teaching hospitals, and serve a disproportionately high share of low-income and uninsured individuals.

If you would like to report a possible data discrepancy, please email CHSP@ahrq.hhs.gov.

Data highlights derived from the Compendium:

More information about the definition of health systems and the methodology used in developing the Compendium:

Page last reviewed December 2017
Page originally created August 2017
Internet Citation: Compendium of U.S. Health Systems, 2016. Content last reviewed December 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/chsp/compendium/index.html