Uncompensated Hospital Care Cost Fact Sheet, December 2017 Update

Fact sheet on the level of uncompensated care - care provided for which no payment is received - delivered in U.S. hospitals. The data used to generate these numbers come from the AHA's Annual Survey of Hospitals.

In 2016, community hospitals have provided more than $38.3 billion in uncompensated care to their patients. This fact sheet provides the definition of uncompensated care and technical information on how this figure is calculated on a cost basis.

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