See updated data here.
Here’s the latest update from MedPAC’s annual Data Book showing trends in the number openings and closures of acute care hospitals that participate in Medicare:
Source: Chart 6.1: Annual changes in number of acute care hospitals participating in the Medicare program, 2000-2012. In: A data book: healthcare spending and the Medicare program. Section 6: acute inpatients services. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, June 2014, page 53. http://www.medpac.gov/documents/publications/jun14databooksec6.pdf
Related source: Table 2.1: Number of community hospitals, 1992-2012. In: Trendwatch chartbook 2014. Section 2: organizational trends. American Hospital Association, Mar. 3, 2014. http://www.aha.org/research/reports/tw/chartbook/2014/table2-1.pdf. Chart: http://www.aha.org/research/reports/tw/chartbook/2014/chart2-1.pdf [Net change in community hospitals, defined as acute-care, non-federal facilities]
For earlier trend data, see this post.
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