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What percent of surgeons admit to more than one hospital?

These are unusual data quantifying the percent of physicians in four different surgical specialties who admit patients to more than one hospital.  The data are for calendar year 2012 and are drawn from national Medicare claims data.

Percent Admitting to Just One Hospital

  • 92% neurosurgeons
  • 88% vascular surgeons
  • 83% cardiovascular surgeons
  • 79% orthopedic surgeons

Percent Admitting to 2 Hospitals

  • 18% orthopedic surgeons
  • 15% cardiovascular surgeons
  • 11% vascular surgeons
  •  7% neurosurgeons

Percent Admitting to More Than 2 Hospitals

  • 3% cardiovascular surgeons
  • 3% orthopedic surgeons
  • 2% vascular surgeons
  • 1% neurosurgeons

Source: Split-admission patterns among physician-owned hospitals versus others. (2014, July). Healthcare Financial Management, 68(7), 86-87.  Click here for access: https://www.hfma.org/Content.aspx?id=23424  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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