15 states where nonprofit hospitals see lowest expenses

Nonprofit hospitals' adjusted expenses per inpatient day can vary greatly by region and state, with a threefold difference between the lowest and highest and and a national average of $3,013. 

Some nonprofit hospitals fall far below that national average when it comes to adjusted expenses per inpatient day, which includes all operating and non-operating expenses incurred for both inpatient and outpatient care. 

Below are the 15 states where nonprofit hospitals reported the lowest adjusted expenses per inpatient day in 2021. Figures are the latest statistics from KFF, which notes that figures "are only an estimate of expenses incurred by the hospital to provide a day of inpatient care" and do not equal charges or reimbursement for care provided.

  1. South Dakota: $1,584
  2. Mississippi: $1,595
  3. Alaska: $1,800
  4. Iowa: $1,842
  5. Alabama: $1,874
  6. Arkansas: $1,974
  7. North Dakota: $2,121
  8. Montana: $2,224
  9. Oklahoma: $2,288
  10. Kansas: $2,299
  11. West Virginia: $2,356
  12. Kentucky: $2,373
  13. Georgia: $2,402
  14. Virginia: $2,417
  15. South Carolina: $2,429

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