AHRQ released the Compendium of U.S. Health Systems, 2016 – the nation’s first publicly available database that provides a snapshot of the nation’s health systems, including information about the size, structure and other characteristics of 626 health care organization are containted. The new compendium defines systems as networks of at least one hospital connected via ownership to one or more groups of physicians. Hospitals in these health systems account for roughly 88 percent of U.S. hospital beds and 92 percent of U.S. hospital discharges. The compendium identifies system characteristics such as the number of hospitals, acute care beds and physicians, as well as whether a system serves children.
- Compendium of U.S. Health Systems, 2016. AHRQ. September 2017