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Update: Number of System-Affiliated vs Independent Community Hospitals, 1999-2013

The proportion community hospitals that were system-affiliated grew to 63.2% in 2013 [3,144 of 4,974 total hospitals], while on the flip side, independent hospitals now represent 36.8%. This compares to 53.6% of community hospitals that were system-affiliated in 2003. The trend is charted below:

Chart 2.4 System hosp trends

Sources:

Chart 2.4: Number of hospitals in health systems, 2003-2013. In: AHA Trendwatch Chartbook. American Hospital Association, Feb. 19, 2015.  http://www.aha.org/research/reports/tw/chartbook/2015/chart2-4.pdf

Table 2.4: Data for Chart 2.6. In: AHA Trendwatch Chartbook. American Hospital Association, Feb. 19, 2015. http://www.aha.org/research/reports/tw/chartbook/2015/table2-1.pdf

Related source: Chart 2.9: Announced hospital mergers and acquisitions, 1998-2013 In: AHA Trendwatch Chartbook. American Hospital Association, 2014. http://www.aha.org/research/reports/tw/chartbook/2014/chart2-9.pdf

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