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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Surgeries in U.S. Hospitals
 
Inpatient vs. Outpatient Surgeries in U.S. Hospitals


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Inpatient vs. outpatient surgeries in U.S. hospitals.
Outpatient surgeries are on the rise.
Nearly half of the 19 million surgeries performed in community hospitals in 28 states were outpatient surgeries.

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  • Inpatient surgeries: 51.1 percent
  • Outpatient surgeries 48.9 percent
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Total inpatient surgeries in 2012: 9.7 million.
Percentages below show body systems most commonly addressed in inpatient surgery.

  • Respiratory surgeries: 86.9 percent
  • Cardiovascular surgeries: 71.7 percent
  • Obstetric surgeries: 97.7 percent
Total outpatient surgeries in 2012: 9.3 million
Percentages below show body systems most commonly addressed in outpatient surgery.

Eye surgeries: 98.8 percent
Ear surgeries: 91.8 percent
Nose, mouth, and throat surgeries: 86.7 percent

Only includes surgeries performed in hospital-owned ambulatory surgery settings. See http://go.usa.gov/33XGh for details.

Internet Citation: Inpatient vs. Outpatient Surgeries in U.S. Hospitals. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). March 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/infographics/inpt_outpt.jsp.
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