8 Statistics on Hospital Discharges by Payor

In 2010, U.S. hospitals recorded more than 39 million discharges, and the most common payor associated with those discharges was Medicare.

Here are eight statistics on hospital discharges by payor, based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample in 2010. The project is part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and is based on data collected from 5,134 hospitals.

Total hospital discharges: 14.54 million
Percent total: 37.3 percent

Total hospital discharges: 12.45 million
Percent total: 31.9 percent

Total hospital discharges: 8.27 million
Percent total: 21.2 percent


Total hospital discharges: 2.34 million
Percent total: 6 percent

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