Fast Facts: U.S. Health Systems Infographic

A new infographic provides a quick overview on the number of health systems in the U.S.

AHA has defined two types of health care systems, and both involve an ownership, lease, sponsorship or contract-management relationship with a central organization. A multihospital system involves two or more hospitals, while a single diversified hospital system involves one hospital and three or more pre- or post-acute health care organizations.


Fast Facts: U.S. Health Systems 2022. What is a health care system? AHA has defined two types of health care systems, and both involve an ownership, lease, sponsorship or contract-management relationship with a central organization. A multihospital system involves two or more hospitals, while a single diversified hospital system involves one hospital and three or more pre- or post-acute health care organizations. Total U.S. Health Systems = 417. 67% of U.S. hospitals are system-affiliated.

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