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Distribution of inpatient hospital stays by discharge status, 2007. Pie chart. Routine: 74%; long-term care and other facilities: 12%; home healthcare: 9%; in-hospital deaths: 2%; another short-term hospital: 2%; against medical advice: 1%. 39.5 million total discharges.
Note: Total number of discharges excludes less than 9,000 discharges (0.01%) with missing discharge status.
Discharge status indicates the circumstance surrounding the discharge or where the patient went after discharge from the hospital. Most discharges were routine in nature, but discharges to follow-on care were also frequent.
Growth in number of hospital stays by discharge status, 1997 through 2007. Bar chart. Cumulative percent growth. In-hospital deaths: -10%; another short-term hospital: -1%; routine: 9%; all discharges: 14%; long-term care and other facilities: 32%; against medical advice: 39%; home healthcare: 55%.
The number of discharges increased by 14 percent (up 4.9 million discharges) from 1997 to 2007, but growth varied by discharge status.
|Internet Citation: Facts and Figures 2006. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/factsandfigures/2007/exhibit1_4.jsp.|
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