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National Trend Data on Hospital Uncompensated Care, FY1980-2011

The American Hospital Association has updated its annual trend data on hospital uncompensated care. In fiscal year 2011, hospitals provided $41.1 billion of uncompensated care, including both bad debt and charity care. This representeded 5.9% of overall hospital expenses.

Source: Uncompensated hospital care cost fact sheet. American Hospital Association, Jan. 2013. http://www.aha.org/content/13/1-2013-uncompensated-care-fs.pdf

Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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