Outpatient surgery outstrips inpatient surgery by around 8M annually over 10-year period

From 1990 to 2014 outpatient surgery rates have grown 15.4 percent, drastically reducing the percentage of total inpatient surgeries.

In 1994 there were 9.83 million inpatient surgeries and 13.15 million outpatient surgeries performed. In 2014, while inpatient surgeries decreased to 9.01 million, outpatient surgeries rocketed to 17.38 million.

The American Hospital Association TrendWatch compiles the percentage of inpatient versus outpatient surgeries on a yearly basis.

Here is a decade of data comparing inpatient surgeries to outpatient surgeries:

2004: Inpatient — 10.050 million | Outpatient — 17.351 million

2005: Inpatient — 10.097 million | Outpatient — 17.445 million

2006: Inpatient — 10.095 million | Outpatient — 17.235 million

2007: Inpatient — 10.189 million | Outpatient — 17.146 million

2008: Inpatient — 10.105 million | Outpatient — 17.354 million

2009: Inpatient — 10.100 million | Outpatient — 17.357 million

2010: Inpatient — 9.954 million | Outpatient — 17.357 million

2011: Inpatient — 9.638 million | Outpatient — 17.269 million

2012: Inpatient — 9.513 million | Outpatient — 17.297 million

2013: Inpatient — 9.147 million | Outpatient — 17.418 million

2014: Inpatient — 9.015 million | Outpatient — 17.386 million

Note: This data was compiled by the American Hospital Association's Annual Survey data, 2014. It's designed to give context to the industry as a whole.

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