13 Statistics on Hospital Profit and Revenue in 2011

In 2011, the nearly 5,000 nonfederal, short-term, general community hospitals in the United States posted a cumulative profit of $53.2 billion, a 0.5 percent increase from 2010.

The hospital data, which come from the American Hospital Association's 2013 edition of AHA Hospital Statistics, also showed the continued rise of outpatient services. From 2010 to 2011, hospitals recorded a 9.2 percent increase in gross outpatient revenue, compared with only a 4.2 percent increase in gross inpatient revenue.

Here are 13 statistics on general hospital finance in 2011.

Main financials
•    Total net revenue: $755.28 billion
•    Total expenses: $702.09 billion
•    Cumulative profit: $53.2 billion
•    Average revenue per hospital: $151.9 million
•    Average profit per hospital: $10.7 million
•    Average beds per hospital: 160
•    Expense per capita: $2,253

Gross revenue
•    Total gross revenue: $2.24 trillion
•    Total gross inpatient revenue: $1.28 trillion
•    Total gross outpatient revenue: $968.9 billion
•    Net patient revenue: $699.7 billion
•    Increase in gross inpatient revenue (2010 to 2011): 4.2 percent
•    Increase in gross outpatient revenue (2010 to 2011): 9.2 percent

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