Nearly 70% of hospitals are in health systems: 5 things to know

As of the end of 2016, the U.S. housed 626 health systems, according to an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality analysis.

The report is based on the 2016 Compendium of U.S. Health Systems and data from the American Hospital Association, among other databases.

Here are five additional findings.

1. Of hospitals in the U.S., 69.7 percent are in health systems.

2. Health systems have an average of 965 hospital beds.

3. Based on number of hospitals, the largest 5 percent of health systems comprise 42.8 percent of hospitals in systems.

4. The percentage of U.S. physicians in health systems is 44.6 percent.

5. Nearly all (91.6 percent) of hospital discharges in the U.S. are from health systems.

Access the full report here.  

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