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Decline in Hospitalizations

While the rate of hospitalizations (excluding pregnancies and newborns) declined for all age groups from 2000 to 2015, the biggest drop (25%) occurred among patients 65 and older.

  • Between 2000 and 2015, for all age groups under 65 years old the share of uninsured stays reached its 16-year low in 2015.
  • From 2007 to 2015, Medicaid was the top primary payer for patients under age 18 years with non-neonatal, nonmaternal inpatient stays; its share exceeded 50% starting in 2012.
  • Among patients aged 45-64 years, the share of non-neonatal, nonmaternal stays covered by Medicare increased by 43% from 2000 to 2015.
  • Among patients aged 65 years and over, Medicare and private insurance together accounted for about 97% of inpatient stays each year.

For details, see Sun et al. (2018). Trends in hospital inpatient stays by age and payer, 2000-2015. Statistical Brief #235. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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