Occupancy Rates in Community Hospitals

Occupancy rates in community hospitals and average annual percent change, according to geographic division and State: United States, selected years 1940-92 [Data are based on reporting by facilities]

 


 
                                                 Percent of beds occupied                     Average annual percent change
Geographic division and State  1940(1)  1960(2)  1970  1980  1985  1990  1991  1992   1940-60(1,2)  1960-70(2)  1970-80  1980-92

United States .............. 69.9 74.7 77.3 75.2 65.1 66.7 67.3 65.7 0.3 0.3 -0.3 -1.1 Mountain .................. 60.9 69.9 71.2 69.6 58.6 60.5 61.9 59.1 0.7 0.2 -0.2 -1.4 Montana .................. 62.8 60.3 65.9 66.1 59.1 61.8 64.6 63.8 -0.2 0.9 0.0 -0.3 Idaho .................... 65.4 55.9 66.1 65.2 56.6 55.9 59.1 57.1 -0.8 1.7 -0.1 -1.1 Wyoming .................. 47.5 61.1 63.1 57.2 52.0 53.7 53.3 50.1 1.3 0.3 -1.0 -1.1 Colorado ................. 62.1 80.6 74.0 71.6 59.0 63.3 63.8 61.8 1.3 -0.9 -0.3 -1.2 New Mexico................ 47.8 65.1 69.8 66.2 60.0 57.4 60.8 55.2 1.6 0.7 -0.5 -1.5 Arizona .................. 61.2 74.2 73.3 74.2 61.5 62.4 63.0 60.2 1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1.7 Utah ..................... 65.8 70.0 73.7 70.0 58.7 58.8 59.4 55.3 0.3 0.5 -0.5 -1.9 Nevada ................... 67.9 70.7 72.7 68.8 52.6 59.5 62.0 59.8 0.2 0.3 -0.5 -1.2  


Notes: (1)1940 data are estimated based on published figures. (2)1960 includes hospital units of institutions.

Source: Health United States, 1994 on Publications from the National Center for Health Statistics CD-ROM Table 112. American Medical Association: Hospital service in the United States. JAMA 116(11):1055-1144, 1941. (Copyright 1941: Used with the permission of the American Medical Association.); American Hospital Association: Hospitals. JAHA 35(15):383-430, Aug. 1, 1961. (Copyright 1961: Used with the permission of the American Hospital Association.); Data computed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health and Utilization Analysis from data compiled by the Division of Health Care Statistics, National Master Facility Inventory, and the American Hospital Association annual surveys.

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