Most Prevalent Conditions Requiring Hospitalization


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Percent of All Inpatient Stays in 2018
  • Septicemia: 8%
  • Heart Failure: 4%
  • Osteoarthritis: 4%
  • Pneumonia: 3%
  • Diabetes with Complications: 2%
Source: AHRQ, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statistical Brief #277, Most Frequent Principal Diagnoses for Inpatient Stays in U.S. Hospitals, 2018. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb277-Top-Reasons-Hospital-Stays-2018.jsp.

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Internet Citation: Most Prevalent Conditions Requiring Hospitalization Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). September 2021. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/infographics/sb277_hmpc.jsp.
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