Hospitals had an overall $2.49 trillion impact on the U.S. economy in 2012, and supported over 15.6 million jobs directly or indirectly.
The economic impact hospitals had on specific industry sectors is shown below:
Chart 6.12: Impact of community hospitals on U.S. economy; all states, DC and total U.S., 2012. In: Trendwatch Chartbook 2014. American Hospital Association, 2014. http://www.aha.org/research/reports/tw/chartbook/2014/chart6-12.pdf
Chart 6.11. Hospital impact on sectors of the U.S. economy (in $ billions), 2012. In: Trendwatch Chartbook 2014. American Hospital Association, 2014. http://www.aha.org/research/reports/tw/chartbook/2014/chart6-11.pdf
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