MedPAC, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, is out with its annual Data Book that includes statistics on the number annual openings and closings of acute care hospitals that participate in the Medicare program. Here’s the chart showing trends for 2000-2013:
Source: A data book: Health care spending and the Medicare program. Medicare Payment Advisory, June 2015. Full report: http://www.medpac.gov/documents/data-book/june-2015-databook-health-care-spending-and-the-medicare-program.pdf or Section 6: Acute inpatient services part of report: http://www.medpac.gov/documents/data-book/june-2015-data-book-section-6-acute-inpatient-services.pdf
For earlier data, click here.
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