Hospitals--Summary Characteristics: 1980 to 2005

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 163):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 65 rows and 10 columns.

For beds, 1,365 represents 1,365,000. 1980, 1990, and 2000 data as of April 1, data for other years as of July 1. Covers hospitals accepted for registration by the American Hospital Association; see text, this section. Short-term hospitals have an average patient stay of less than 30 days; long-term, an average stay of longer duration. Special hospitals include obstetrics and gynecology; eye, ear, nose, and throat; rehabilitation; orthopedic; and chronic and other special hospitals except psychiatric, tuberculosis, alcoholism, and chemical dependency hospitals


  1. Includes hospital units of institutions.
  2. Short-term (average length of stay less than 30 days) general
    and special (e.g., obstetrics and gynecology; eye, ear, nose and throat;
    rehabilitation etc. except psychiatric, tuberculosis, alcoholism,
    and chemical dependency). Excludes hospital units of institutions.
  3. Beginning 1988, number of beds at end of reporting period;
    prior years, average number in 12 month period.
  4. Based on Census Bureau estimated resident population as of July 1.
    1980, 1990, and 2000 based on enumerated resident population as of April 1.
    Estimates reflect revisions based on the 2000 Census of Population.
  5. The average number of people served on an inpatient basis
    on a single day during the reporting period.
  6. Excludes new construction.
  7. Includes full-time equivalents of part-time personnel.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.