A new Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Brief found in 2018, there were more than 8 million hospital stays involving type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes accounted for 95 percent of these stays.
The HCUP Statistical Brief – Diabetes-Related Inpatient Stays, 2018 – presents statistics on nonmaternal inpatient stays involving type 1 or type 2 diabetes among patients aged 1 year or older using weighted estimates from the 2018 National Inpatient Sample (NIS). Patient and hospital characteristics, as well as average length of stay, cost per stay, and in-hospital mortality, are examined by type of diabetes and compared with stays without a diabetes diagnosis. Additionally, reasons for hospitalization and comorbidities among stays involving type 1 or type 2 diabetes are presented.