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10 Fast Facts About U.S. Hospitals

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Healthcare is undergoing a massive transformation in the United States, transforming from volume-based systems to a value-based model. Hospitals are facing many challenges in adapting, and providers must build stronger, more personalized and engaging relationships with patients to meet their expectations. Here are 10 interesting fast facts about hospitals in the U.S. to give you an overview of the landscape.

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10 Fast Facts About U.S. Hospitals

  1. 1. 10 Quick Facts About U.S. Hospitals
  2. 2. Regulation and payment reform is shifting focus away from volume of care to delivering value- based care. Healthcare is undergoing a massive transformation in the United States.
  3. 3. Hospitals face many challenges in adapting to this model, but ultimately providers must build stronger 1-1 relationships with each patient if they want to meet modern consumer expectations.
  4. 4. To get an idea of what the current hospital landscape looks like in America, here are: 10 Quick Facts
  5. 5. There are 5,627 registered hospitals in the United States — AHA Hospital Statistics, 2016 edition
  6. 6. More than a quarter (26%) of insured adults with a primary care doctor report being hospitalized, or having a family member hospitalized within the last two years. — 2016 Connected Patient Report, Salesforce
  7. 7. After being discharged from the hospital, 54% of patients visited two or more healthcare professionals with 10% visiting five or more healthcare professionals. — 2016 Connected Patient Report, Salesforce
  8. 8. This is a record number of hospitals being fined for having patients return for additional treatment after one month of discharge. — RevCycle Intelligence, 2014 Medicare fined 2,610 hospitals across the nation for readmission penalties in 2014.
  9. 9. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), those readmissions cost Medicare $26 billion, and $17 billion was potentially avoidable. — RevCycle Intelligence, 2014
  10. 10. It can be difficult to assess and prioritize patients when the waiting room is full. Learn how hospitals can solve this problem by downloading the infographic. Click here Challenges Hospitals Face: Prioritizing high-risk patients in need of immediate attention.
  11. 11. In 2014, the total expenses for all US registered hospitals was $892,701,370,000 — AHA Hospital Statistics, 2016 edition
  12. 12. This shortage is driving hospitals to align more closely with physicians. — Becker's Hospital Review, 2015 The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates the U.S. will have a shortage of between 46,000 and 90,400 physicians by 2025.
  13. 13. In 2012, the average length of stay for an acute care hospital admission was 4.5 days. — Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, 2014
  14. 14. About 56% of hospital stays in 2012 were medical, 21.8% were surgical, and 22.2% were maternal or neonatal. — Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, 2014
  15. 15. 61% of patients say the post discharge process can improve. And a majority of them say better communication with their doctor would improve the process. — 2016 Connected Patient Report, Salesforce
  16. 16. What is the patient’s complete story and how can care teams find it quickly? Find out how hospitals can overcome this challenge by exploring our infographic. Click here Challenges Hospitals Face: Patient information is stored in multiple systems.

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