Trends and Projections in Inpatient Hospital Costs and Utilization, 2003-2013 - Statistical Brief #175
From 2003 to 2011, average hospital costs for all discharges grew by about 2 percent annually while total number of hospital discharges and average length of stay remained relatively stable. Projections indicate the trend will continue. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #175:Trends and Projections in Inpatient Hospital Costs and Utilization, 2003-2013
- In the past decade, average inflation-adjusted hospital costs for all discharges combined grew by 2 percent annually, while total hospital discharges and average length of a hospital stay remained relatively stable.
- Average hospital costs (in 2013 dollars) increased from $9,100 in 2003 to $10,600 in 2011, and they are projected to be $11,000 in 2013. Total hospital discharges remained relatively stable at 37 to 38 million discharges per year. The average length of a hospital stay remained relatively stable at 4.7 to 4.8 days, and it is projected to be 4.6 days in 2013.
- Across five general types of hospital service lines, average hospital costs grew by more than 2 percent on average per year for three: surgical, injury, and maternal and neonatal hospitalizations. Discharge volume changed relatively little for all hospital service lines except mental health, which grew by more than 1 percent on average per year. Average length of stay decreased slightly for all hospital service lines except maternal and neonatal, which had slight growth.
- The most costly hospital stays were for surgery and injury (projected at $22,500 and $15,100, respectively, in 2013). Discharge volume was highest for medical stays, projected at 17.8 million in 2013 (about half of all stays). Length of stay was longest for mental health and shortest for maternal and neonatal (projected at 6.7 and 3.2 days, respectively, in 2013).
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